I wanted to write something about 9/11. Where I was, what I felt, that sort of thing. But as I was driving to the blessing of my cousin's twin girls. The word that came to mind was resilience. September 11, 2001 is a date that we will always remember. We will tell our grandchildren where we were when we heard about the attacks. We will take our moments of silence and we will grieve for those lost and the lives that were forever changed. We will continue to live with the loss of our sense of security and will always worry about when something like that will happen again.
We will also remember that life moves forward. As a country we move forward. As people we move forward. Time does not stop and we have the ability to recover. To move on and to live through tragedy. We are RESILIENT. Babies will be born. Children will grow. Love ones will be lost. Life moves on.
As I remember the tragic events of ten years ago, I am sad and grieve; but tomorrow I will move forward. I will carry in my heart the thousands of innocent people who were killed. And the thousands more who lost their loved ones. I will remember the blessings in my life, and try to be a better person than I was yesterday.
I am resilient. WE are resilient.