I remember how quiet the skies were that day and the days that followed. I remember how sad and eerie that felt. Our world changed that day.
From September 11, 2013:
I remember ... turning on the TV that morning and the slow realization that what I was witnessing was a live broadcast.
I remember ... sleepwalking through the day. I did what I had to do, with my eyes focused on the TV every available moment.
I remember ... wandering through the hallway of our home and appreciating the simple fact that I felt safe. We were going through a day just like any other, while our American neighbors were living a tragedy that touched millions.
I remember ... feeling gratitude. Gratitude for all the freedoms that living in our country allows.
I remember ... thinking that I would never forget. I would never take what we have for granted.
The world felt like a very small place. The tragedy of 9/11 brought to light that we are all vulnerable. Life as we know it can change in an instant.
I remember it well.