The series of remembrance events leading up to the 10th anniversary of The September 11th Terrorist Attacks are beginning to be a bit much for me.
I've been wondering how many others are thinking the same.
I don't mean to seem burdened, it's not that...there are just so many different events that I'm not sure which one to participate in...
There are some at midnight, some at the time the planes each went through the twin towers, and then there are some throughout the day, all the way to 12 hours, or more, past the original time-frame of events .
There are so many folks affected, so many lives lost, and so many people to honor...that I'm just not sure where to start...
I've heard many people tell the story of where they were, what they were doing, and what they thought at those horrendous moments.
I remember too.
But none of us will ever remember like those who were there...or those who lost a spouse...or a child (or two). No one will remember like those families who were torn apart and destroyed over selfish, war-making, evil, people. (That is my polite version.)
After a lot of thinking, I have decided to utilize all 3 of my blogs for the purpose of 9/11/01 awareness, not just remembrance.
We will always remember a tragic event and what are we were doing when it happened.
But how are the people doing that were there? What do they remember? How do they feel? And what are they doing to cope and to help others keep the faith-when theirs was shattered?
For me to actually feel that I am honoring those directly affected by the events of 9/11 I will not just stand for a moment of silence, light a candle and say a prayer; I will use my blogs to educate and unite.
Today on Family Matters I will be posting links that are directly from Families of September 11.org
REMEMBER HONOR HOPE
'The 9/11 band in remembrance, with honor, and in hope of a better future for all our children.'-Families of September 11
How The Families of September 11th are
Helping You and Your Family:
It amazes me that people affected by such tragedy
can reach out to help us navigate it.
If you really want to know what I was doing on September 11, 2001, I can tell you this...
My daughter turns 10 years old this month...in about 10 days...and if she would have been a boy...her name would've been Justice....
Instead, Justice became her little brother.
We must bring this nation to a better place....and I have high hopes that my children will be a part of that.
If you are interested in the thoughts I have about 9/11, raising children with this type of horror in our own country, and other events, or persons related to 9/11, please click here ,here or here.
We must be the change we wish to see in the world.-Mahatma Ghandi