Friday, September 11, 2009


I am feeling more patriotic this 9-11 than I have in the past.

At first I couldn't figure out why. My kids are all decked out in red white and blue for spirit day and at first it didn't hit me why they were dressed like that.(I was a little groggy from not enough sleep)Mitchell asked me why there was a flag in our yard. I wondered if it was possible that I hadn't explained it to this child. All I had to say was 9-11 and he remembered. Good. He does know.

When I found out about the attack 8 years ago I was not watching the news. I was watching Sesame Street. Rachael was getting ready for Pre School, Mitchell was crawling around the floor, and I was getting toddler Kindyl some breakfast.

Wendell called and asked if I had the T.V on. I informed him that of course we were watching PBS as usual. He told me to change the channel. "Which channel?" "any channel" So I did.

And watched a recap of the first tower. Then I saw the second plane hit. My reaction? "What are the chances of that?!" Yes, I thought it was an accident. Twice.

You may think I am a retard! But I was a little bit sheltered, and terrorism didn't even enter my head. Why would it? No one had done that before. I wasn't paying attention to politics; I had three tiny children at the ripe age of 24.

Now I am much better informed, but I am not sure that is a good thing.

That is why I am feeling more patriotic. Nothing makes you more thankful for your freedom than the fact that your liberties are in danger of being taken away....and America may not be the same country it once was.

I don't think I am the only one, either. I walked into Rachael's choir room today to pick up her dress. At first I thought I was walking into her old school where everyone wore uniforms. Old school colors? Red, blue and khaki. And the choir room was filled with red white and blue. I didn't see one person wearing anything else. We may all be a little more patriotic today...

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tammy said...

I didn't think of terrorists at first either, but Luvpilot knew right away that the pilots didn't have control of the airplane and someone else did. He knew that any pilot, if they knew they were going down, would find the least populated place to crash their airplane if they could.

That day changed all of our lives in so many ways.

I wish we could get this country back to pulling together again. To not look at party lines, and quit playing the games, but just look at right and wrong.

Vidal's Nest said...

I agree wholeheartedly with Tammy. I wish we could just pull together as one.
I hate hearing people slam the US. I feel it is such a blessing to live here with what problems may be.
9-11 was so horrific for me that I had Tony take our little family camping up in the mountains. It was deserted. We were the only family there. The peace and quiet and beauty helped heal my sadness a little. I just had to get away from the news and talking about it etc. Horrific!
It was a day that changed all of us.

Full House said...

Oh man shall we never forget this day. That did my heart good to hear the your kids school recognized this day. We really do need to take our country back. It's not quite the same place anymore.

I was actually driving to work & heard it on the radio but was impacted greatly since my job was aligned with the stock market. At work we froze & just watch helplessly. It was just horrible.

Anyway, as far as herbal tea goes, I have had success with this cinnamon ginger tea. My husband really just bought it @ Big Lots. I think it was a Christmas tea. Now I grew up drinking a really yummy Chamomile tea so I myself am partial to that.

Lastly I hope all is well with you. I would love to get all of your life's detail very soon.



AMIT said...

Very sad.This was really a sad day for Americans.

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