There are a lot of voices out there saying ridiculous things about the attacks on our country. I knew that this faction was out there. I didn't realize how vocal it is. Conspiracy theories are plastered all over. When I tried to find a photo for this, almost every site is spouting off anti-American drivel. I didn't see any sites dedicated to remembering the dead or honoring the heros. Not even any sites bashing the terrorists. Nope, just sites full of lies and hatred. Now, realize that I didn't look at every site on the web. But of those I did look at, this was the case.
Well, I for one will not forget what happened and why it happened.
Things I remember from seven years ago.
1. My husband called to tell me a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I thought he meant a small plane and wondered why he was bothering me in the middle of trying to get my daughter off to school.
2. When he said the Pentagon was hit, too, then I knew it was deliberate. We were being attacked.
3. I gave my kids ice cream for breakfast.
4. I didn't even think to keep my daughter home from school. I was on auto-pilot, I guess.
5. I tried to organize a prayer group but only one lady showed up. We prayed for a while together that morning.
6. Empty blue skies. Gorgeous. No contrail, no planes. Just the sound of fighter planes patrolling the air beyond our view.
7. Concerns that one of the installations near us would be hit. We were in Colorado Springs.
8. Anxiety over what would happen next. How far would it go?
9. Shock when the buildings fell. I was stunned. It seemed so unreal.
10. Horrified at what the passengers on the plane and the people in the buildings must have felt in their last minutes.
10. We were still unpacking from a move and I found a broken piece of china. It was so trivial. I thought about how people in New York, even miles from "ground zero" had probably more damage than that. What's one plate?
11. Hope. I was so sure that there was a pocket of survivors under all the rubble. I held to that for days.
12. Walking around with my hand over my mouth. I remember noticing that.
13. We went out for lunch that day and I remember how quiet everyone was. People were speaking in hushed tones. Everyone had a strange expression on their face. We were all so stunned.