Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thank you.

I had a much different post all typed up and ready to go.

I left it for a while and then read it again and decided it was too personal and too sad to share.

I'm not a shy person.

But when it comes to September 11th I'm still a little sensitive. Even ten years later.

I will say that I didn't personally lose a loved one but my community lost many.

We live so close to Manhattan that the ripple effect hit us for a long time.

And with so many of our first responders getting ill with rare and incurable diseases the hits keep coming.

Tomorrow will be a hard day but in honor of those who were robbed of one we will carry on and we will never forget.

I would like to thank you all for coming to visit on Wednesday. What a great day. I got some awesome advice and support from some really great people. Now I just have to get back to writing.


  1. That day continues to touch our lives.
    And glad you had a good response on Wednesday. I was overwhelmed by the comments participants left for others. You guys are the reason it rocked.

  2. so sorry for yours and so many others' who lost loved ones in that shocking tragedy. we are so lucky it doesnt happen all the time like in the middle east. i feel for our soldiers too! the world can be a scary place.

  3. Jeff - Never forget.

    Alex - Thank you. It was a great experience.

    Tara - I know it. It's hard to try to even explain it to our son who wasn't even born yet but now 5 and wondering why we are all so sad.

    Donna - Yes, I believe we will.


  4. I don't feel like I experienced the attack any stronger than someone who didn't personally witness it. Everyone saw it. The news played it a hundred times a day. The terror experienced for us in NYC was different. Having family among the first responders made it different. (And the horror when we couldn't get in touch with them.) Even so, this was an experienced shared by the world. We've changed, will continue to change, since that day, and I hope it is all for the better. We are stronger because of it.

    I'd just like to see our representatives learn the meaning of "united we stand."

  5. I know how you feel. I am a New Yorker too. Born and raised in the city.

  6. I will never forget - I get so sad and still cry hearing the stories. Watching a special last night I was reminded that, even though so many died that day, the firefighters saved over TWENTY THOUSAND lives. Absolute heroes, every one of them!

    I don't think the sadness will ever leave me but there are also so many stories of hope, courage, and love to balance it out.

    God bless America - let's work toward peace all around.

    Love ya,

  7. I understand where you're coming from. I feel the same way. Personally, I choose not to talk about how that day affected me - it's not about me.

  8. Renee - Really good point. Even when bad things happen we can't get our shit together.

    Michael - I hear you.

    K - You are so right. We always forget how many people were saved. Peace would be nice.

    Shannon - True. It's good to remember that. Thanks for coming.



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