In honor of the 12th anniversary of September 11th, Mom Corps Dallas remembers those who died during the terrorist attacks. We are thinking of their loved ones and friends as well as those injured and the heroes who came to the rescue of many on this day.
September 11, 2001, affected us all and continues to do so.
I had just dropped my three-year-old daughter at St. Alcuin Montessori school on my way in to the office for a sales meeting. Upon walking in, I noticed everyone glued to the television in our conference room. No one was moving, talking, hardly breathing. My manager was on the telephone frantically trying to reach his sister-in-law in New York City.
I too became motionless, watching as the press shared moment by moment what was happening to so many loved ones, friends, employees and citizens of NY. It was horrifying, with every updated story our sales team began to cry, male and female, hug each other and there became an overwhelming need to go home, hug and hold our own children and loved ones.
I remember climbing in the car, crying, driving as carefully yet quickly as I could to school where I was one of tens of parents picking up their children early. Everyone in shock and trying to deal with what was happening in their own way. I’ve never held my daughter so tight and couldn’t wait to get her safely home. As I sat watching the news updates learning the facts about what happened overwhelming feelings of all kinds washed over me, sadness, fear, shock, anger and then finally, after days, hope, pride and faith.
Our great country will never be the same, yet we stood together, joined forces – individually and through our businesses – to face forward, remember what had happened, and begin the journey of honoring those who had lost their lives by rebuilding America and holding firmly onto what this country stands for – life, liberty and justice for all.
God Bless America, our heroes who serve and protect us and all of us who have the privilege to be its citizens.