Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where were you?

I know this is a question that you hear all of the time, especially on 9/11 but I think it's a day that we all remember so vividly. Most people can tell you exactly where they were, what they were doing, who they were with. I will never forget that day as it is forever engraved in my mind.

I was at my in-law's house. I was pregnant with our first child. My husband, his dad and a family friend were all working on the roof.  I remember watching the first plane hit and thinking it was a horrible accident. I remember going outside and telling the guys what had happened and they kind of shrugged me off and I went back in. After the second plane hit, I knew something was very wrong. I got really panicky and I called my Mom who was teaching at a Christian school nearby. She took the teenage students over to the church daycare next door to watch it all unfold. I remember the guys not believing me and we all sat in silence as we watched. I remember the headlines on ever station, "America Under Attack."  For months after, I remember being in fear. Every time an airplane would be flying low I would get scared. I held my hubby a little tighter at night after that and made sure I told my family members how much I loved them.

I will never forget.

Where were you?


dannyscotland said...

I was teaching 3rd graders. Someone who had been on a break had seen it on the news. After that, word spread around the school. I live in a place near a lot of potential targets, so I was pretty afraid for my mom and some other family and friends. I knew a lot of people in DC. I kept the radio on all day and told the kids that it was because a plane had crashed and I wanted to hear what happened.

alissa4illustration said...

I was at home. I had just moved from Atlanta, GA to Omaha, NE. My husband and I were living in my parents basement until we could find jobs. That day was the 1st day of my husband's job. Very surreal. I watched TV all day because it would of been impossible to call about jobs that day. A few days later was my friends wedding. Some of her relatives couldn't make her wedding.

Lexiquin said...

I was at home--on the West coast--and just happened to see it on TV (which was unusual because I don't usually have the TV on during that hectic time of the morning). I did a double-take just to be sure I heard correctly, then I immediately called my elderly parents. I knew they wouldn't have the TV or radio on yet and that they would be interested. I have family in NYC and they witnessed some of the trauma. Thankfully, they remained safe. I still feel sick every time I think of the tragedy of that day. My middle daughter, now 27, has been in the service for 10 years now. Every time I hear of a soldier dying or getting hurt, I relive the horror of that day.

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