I think of those who were boarding a plane to travel for business or pleasure.
What started out as a normal day would end up being anything but normal.
I went to work ( at the time I worked for the clothing catalog Chadwicks of Boston) and during my morning my husband emailed me.
he never called or emailed me at work so I opened his email and he had said at that time that a plane hit the twin towers. They didnt know if it had malfunctioned or why.
Then a few minutes later he emailed and said another plane hit and they thought it was terrorism.
we then got emailed from the home office stating that one of our purchasing employees was on one of the planes. She had a 5 month old infant at home. She was on her way to NY to the fashion district for the new style season. and she was on the plane............. they told us if we wanted to go home to our families we could. HER 5 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER NO LONGER HAD A MOTHER.
When I got home it was of course all over the tv playing over and over and over and my husband was crying. He had seen a man jump out of a window knowing he was gonna die but he didnt want to burn so he jumped. To this day it still bothers my husband. We have to change the channel, not out of disrespect but out of compassion and caring for all those who lost their lives that day
I will end with the lyrics of Alan Jacksons song......it kind of sums it all up for me..........
hold your family and friends a little tighter today.........and remember those who cant.....