I would like to pay my respects to all of those lost on
September 11, 2001.
It has changed all of our lives, forever.
I was walking outside of our house in Texas, ready to take my son to his Mother's Day out program. Neighbors were huddled in the street, calling out to me to join them. I was a little late already, but I still went over to their group. They were all talking about something inconceivable..
I asked innocently, What are you talking about?
They explained to me what happened. I missed the live coverage, but of course, saw the replays. My husband was sent home from his tall tower in downtown...everyone afraid that it could happen in their city. Ours was a city rich from oil, and in their minds, a possible target.
What we all didn't realize, is that we would forever feel like a target. It lessons with time...and of course, I do not live in fear of being a target. But my life and how I look at my fellow passengers on a plane, is certainly changed.
Let me say, I do not judge people. I try not to stereotype. I am quite tolerant of different cultures and religions.
It just is a sad reality that we live in a world where we have a guard up...
even if there isn't anything we can do about it.
So, I cried through the reading of the names today, and I watched those that are still suffering.
I thank God that it didn't affect my friends or family directly, as much as it has so many others, yet it still affects every one of us...
in every nation, in every religion, in every walk of life.
War on humanity is what needs to be stopped, in my opinion. We need to respect others.
It seems so simple, but then power and superiority gets in the way.
May all those that perished rest in peace.
God Bless America
and every nation