September 11, 2001 ~ Ten Years Later

In three plus years of blogging I am surprised I haven't ever written a post in remembrance of that tragic day in September of 2001. There could be many reasons for this but I surmise one of the main reasons is because my mother passed away that year also. It was a very emotional year. I have found when the anniversary of this day comes around I have difficulty facing it. I never want to relive it or that year.

I was in bed, sleeping, when this tragic attack occurred. I awoke with the TV on. My husband had already left for work. When I first saw the devastation and heard the news, I was in denial. I could not, would not, believe it really happened to us, here in the United States. I do not wake bright eyed and bushy tailed, it takes awhile for the fog to leave my brain. I led myself to believe I was watching a movie. As time went on it became apparent I was not watching a movie, this was minute by minute coverage of a terrorist attack! I gasped. I went numb and couldn't move. I was mesmerized by the TV, as was the majority of Americans. 

With the 10th anniversary today, I decided  to acknowledge this event on my blog. I look at 9-11 now as the most horrific event in this country, that actually occurred in my lifetime. In my mind, this means our country will not live through anything even similar to this again, at least as long as I shall live. This event will go in MY timeline, if any of my descendants continue with the family genealogy.

I can not imagine how I would feel if I lost someone close to me because of this attack and it's events. My heart goes out to every single person who lost a family member, friend, co-worker or acquaintance. My heart feels ripped from my body when I think of this occurrence.

My daughter offered a free yoga class this morning in memory of 9/11. She suggested we make our "intention," compassion. My practice today, with her teaching and focus, gave me the strength to face this anniversary, and my emotions. I thank my daughter for introducing me to yoga. I have learned more about myself because of her and yoga. 



Compassion, Pain, Sacrifice, Resiliency, Bravery, Courage, Love...

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