5 years ago, we all witnessed a tragic moment in time. Every year on this very day, I can't help but to think what we were doing on this fateful day. Alan Jackson said it best in his song, Where were you? (Oh yes, I am a country fan as well!) We were stationed in Maryland, I had just dropped my oldest to school, and we were on our way to an orientation for Ethan's new preschool. On the drive there I kept hearing the news over and over about some Twin Tower, not really stopping to listen to it all, just kept switching the tuner.
All of sudden there was traffic on base, gates were being closed down, and I finally heard what the announcer had been trying to say. A sense of panic and fear crept up, as I reached over to find my cell phone. How am I going to pick up my son? These gates are closing. Call Rodel, where is he? After hours of traffic, I met the rest of my family at home. We were glued to the tv as we witnessed the horrible scene over and over again. Only to find my oldest son, starting to draw pictures of an airplane crashing into the towers. I cried, we all cried.
Ground Zero one year later, there was a fence blocking the surroundings, hence the lines in the pic.
I have never been so affected that I was engrossed by the media, by the moments leading to, and after such tragedy. Weeks after, the wound of watching thousands of people lose their life from a senseless act, still affected us. Weeks turned into months, then years. We are all still thinking about it. These pictures were taken at Ground Zero, a year later. My friend had won a trip to NYC to be on the set of The View (of course at that time, there were different hosts). So we took the bus, then hailed a cab (yikes), and got to our hotel. 3 days and 2 nights, just us 2 (oh and I was 4 months pregnant with Isabel!). Seeing this up close and personal, defintely set out a somber mood. It almost seemed so surreal.
All along the fence, signs and notes for loved ones lost.
Going back in a little sliver moment in time there. How was everyone's weekend? Was it pretty uneventful like mine? Well despite feeling like I may be coming down with a nasty cold, I just wanted to scrap!
Have you all seen the new Making Memories Cheeky Abby Collection? It was a different look for me, very girly! But it was perfect for my Birthday Pictures! I LOVE, I SAID LOVE the TEXTURED TAPE! So I did not hesitate to buy The Album to scrap my birthday photos! And I'm done! But I will share them tomorrow! Have a great day!