Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years Ago..

It is pretty amazing to think how much has happened in ten years. So much, yet at the same time it is hard to believe a full decade has passed since the devastating tragedy on September 11th, 2001.

I think there is something about sharing what we remember from that day - a tribute of sorts. By recalling our reaction, where we were, and how we felt on that day. This morning I was sitting with my two aunts on the couch watching the memorial they did on TV, watching the names being read of all those who lost their lives on that day. We were all so emotional as we were again reminded of the gravity of that day and how some had their lives deeply changed forever.

I will never forget it. It was only a year and a half after I was diagnosed but I had already undergone all my treatment, I was attending my first year of high school, and I was in a wheelchair at that point.

5:00 AM - woke up with the worst headache I have ever had. Ever. Felt like my head was going to split in two and I still remember the feeling.
5:05 AM - got out of bed, and my dad was already awake. So we turned on the news I popped some advil and sprawled on the couch, completely unaware of what we were about to see. 
5:46 AM - the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center
6:00 AM - call from my mom, she was on vacation visiting my grandparents in New York, her first ever trip to New York!! We received a call from her shortly after that she was fine and a good distance from the site.

I have only had one migraine in my life. 10 years ago to the day. The pain was so bad I was unable to formulate words and I stayed home as we all watched the TV in awe. 

What do you remember from that day? Sending love to all the hurt & loss produced from this devastation. ♥


  1. I was at work..walked up front to get some ice for my big water jug like I did every morning. The TV was on up front and they were telling about a plane crashing into a tower in NY. As I looked at the pictures, I 'assumed' it was foggy and that was what caused the problem. I went back to my office and soon heard the news about the second tower. The rest of the day was a blur...

    God bless you....
    xoxo Gert

  2. I remember waking up after it all had happened being on the west coast, getting a call from my husband to tell me to tell me to turn on the TV. I somehow made it to work only to turn around and go grab my son from preschool and hold him all day. I could not work I could not concentrate I could not sleep for weeks. Your migraine was so telling.


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