Thursday, September 11, 2008


Robin at Life is like Champagne tagged me for this meme last week. Or the week before. Anyway - sorry it has taken me so long to get this up!

I thought today of all days would be good to pay tribute by stopping and just remembering.

This is not a cheery meme by any means, but it really is amazing how these events impact our life and this generation. I can think back to my mom saying how she remembered exactly where she was when JFK was assassinated and even John Lennon. Those events shape her generation.

We should remember the ones that help to shape ours.
The lives sacrificed.
The families that live on.

So, here's to remembering these significant events ...for those that sacrificed and for those that lived on.

Where was I when...
Princess Diana’s death - 31 August 1997

My brother in law's wedding reception. Someone came in and told us and I actually thought they were kidding. It was so sad to hear it was not a joke.

Attack on the twin towers - 11 September 2001 - 7 years ago today

Oh, I was in the house with my 1 year old baby girl. I was watching the Today show and talking with my friend Kelly on the phone. I thought is was a little plane that just ran into the building. The whole day played out so awful. I could not move from the TV.

I recently visited Ground Zero and prayed for the families and victims. When I got to this wall where children had written letters to their parents that were firefighters I absolutely broke down. The loss is just too great for my mind to even comprehend.

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster January 28, 1986

In school, watching it on TV. It was so awful.

Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster February 1, 2003

Home. My brother in law lived in Dallas at the time. They called us as soon as they heard.

The Oklahoma City Bombing April 19, 1995

Living in Dallas at the time. I was selling real estate and driving to an appointment. I can remember hearing it on the radio like it was yesterday.

I also actually remember having to go to a federal building later that week and how high security was.

Your turn, where were you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Princess Diana ~ at home watching a movie when my mom called and told me I quickly turned on the news and watched it what seemed like the rest of the night.

Twin towers~ I will never forget this, i was at home taking care of the kids when I turned on the tv just to see the 2nd plane crash into the building.

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