I will never forget 9.11. I remember the love of my life and I had walked down to grab a cup of coffee.. laughing and happy in love with life, great kids, & fabulous jobs at AT&T ... when we noticed everyone gathered around the TV's in the break area. There was a stillness in the air, tears, and utter disbelief. When we walked up we witnessed the second plane fly into the World Trade Center. It was like we were all frozen in time, no one could speak... we just watched for minutes. Nothing said...
I remember being in Downtown Dallas among all the high rise buildings and my office being on the 19th floor and wondered what if? The fear of these people trapped in buildings, the fear of the loss, the loss of loved ones and families that would never be the same.
My boss at that time was located in Chicago... she advised me and team to work remote asap. I left the building and the parking garage was packed with everyone trying to exit the garage. My daughter called and asked for me to go please pick up her son....I picked up my grandson Wesley who was 1 year then, I took him home and we rocked -- and rocked all day long and watched the news.... I remember talking to him and telling him his life would never be the same with terrorist, and what an impact this had on his life going forward. Every year since then I tell him the same story of how I rocked him and held him and we watched the events unfold of the day.
The love of my life and I decided this day - we would never take life, or each other for granted. It was a day - a turning point in our lives that we will never forget.
Where were you on 9.11?
Prayers for all those who lost loved ones...