The Day After Remembering 9/11
Written by: M.B.Varville-Rodriguez
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Yesterday, like for many people, was a day to remember the lives lost on 9/11 twelve (now 17) years ago. A few days prior to this, I had been feeling a little out of sorts. It was a mixture of grouchy for no apparent reason sprinkled with apprehension and sadness. I was aware that the anniversary of 9/11 was approaching, but had not yet connected it to what I was experiencing. I figured I might just be PMSing again. Yesterday, a Wednesday, started off cloudy and a little chilly. I walked Sebastien to school under my pink umbrella as rain poured from the heavens. The city was literally blanketed in tears of commemorative mourning.
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9/11 was significant for me because it was shortly after that my husband and I decided to start our family. That day was a strong reminder that you cannot put things off forever and that life is precious. Our daughter, Isabella, was born almost 10 months after that historic and tragic moment. I don't think anyone will ever stop feeling emotional about 9/11. Every year we will continue to think about where we were that day, how it impacted our future decisions, and what we hope to accomplish in our life as the result of those heroic individuals who ran to assist in the aftermath of the crisis. Their legacy of inspiration will live on forever.
So as you go about this "day after" remembering 9/11, I hope that you too will gain strength and inspiration to meet the challenges that happen in your life. Anniversaries are a good time to reflect, remember, and reinvent who you are and want to become. And if you have to have a good cry to release all those emotions that you tend to bury throughout the year, then let it happen. You're not alone.
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