Nine YearsSeptember 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Family | 13 Comments
Tags: 9/11, Family, Grief, Motherhood, Personal, Perspectives, Relationships, Terrorism
Nine years ago.
I wasn’t a mother. I wasn’t a wife.
But I saw the towers fall. I saw the posters of the missing. I watched the fruitless search for survivors and the tattered flag hoisted high above the concrete graveyard.
I wasn’t a mother. I wasn’t a wife. But I ached for them, the mothers and wives who lost and were lost that day.
Nine years later.
I am a mother. I am a wife. I understand what it means to love, as a partner, as a parent. I can’t comprehend losing that, losing them.
Nine years later, I still ache. Always, I’ll ache.
And I’ll remember.
What will you remember?