I was filled with a sense of fear that our safety and security we enjoyed in the United States of America was gone. The attacks brought terror to our doorsteps.
I had the news on while I was getting ready for work. Jason (age 17) and I sat and watched as the 2nd plane hit the building. We watched and watched ... not believing what was happening. What did it mean?
Later that morning I received a telephone call from school. Jason was having a melt down. He was crying and scared that his Dad who is a flight attendant for United Airlines was on one of those planes. He was distraught and had to come home. We tried and tried to locate Larry to make sure he was alive and fine. The circuits were busy, but later that day we found out he was alive.
There is such sadness in my heart that many people have forgotten what happened on that tragic day, and the many people who lost their lives.
Our nation can change within seconds. There are evil people out there who want to destroy us and this nation. We can't live in fear. The attacks of 9/11 forced us into a crash course in world politics, terrorism, and Islam. It made us more patriotic and proud to be an American.
I am thankful for our military for their sacrifice to keep us safe. I hope our government will be wise and do the things that need to be done to keep us safe.
May God bless America. May we remain safe from harm.