Where were you the morning of 9.11.01?
We had just finished breakfast and were starting our math lessons when the phone rang. It was an guy who use to work with my husband. He said,
“Stop whatever you are doing and turn on the television.”
I asked him why and what channel and he said it didn’t matter I just needed to turn it on. Then he hung up.
My children, seven, five and one, watched with me as the World Trade center buildings burned and then fell. I was in shock.
We lived on one of the largest Navy bases in the world. I was afraid.
I locked all the doors and we sat and watched. I couldn’t turn it off.
I don’t know whether it was the right thing to let my kids watch all the devastation that day, but they did.
Later that day they closed the base. You couldn’t enter or leave.
My husband called his work and volunteered to help, wherever he was needed.
I thought about our unborn child. He would be born into a different world. He would never know life before 9.11.
Where were you on 9.11.01?