As I sat in my freshman English class, in a room filled with people I was still getting to know, my life, our lives changed forever. I remember the day so vividly. It was between classes and the teacher from the next room came in and told us to turn on our T.V. We watched the smoke bellow out of the first World Trade Center building. What kind of terrible accident this was, we thought, mesmerized by the scene. Then, on live T.V. our entire thoughts shifted, as we watched a second plane fly directly into the second building. This was no accident. Someone, something, was trying to hurt us. Hurt our country, hurt our hearts. And they won. We were hurt. I remember watching as people were hurling themselves out of the windows, from heights no one could survive a fall from, in hopes that they might, just might, live for one more day. September 11, 2001, changed my life, and the world, forever.
The following April my family traveled to New York City for Easter. The day we arrived in town 4 more bodies were found in the rubble. 7 months later families were still waiting for their loved ones to be found. I cannot imagine the pain. I often think of the babies, now 13, who never met their dad’s. My stomach still turns when I remember the imagines and think of the families who’s lives were turned upside down that horrific day.
September 11, while still remember as a terrible day has taken on new meaning in our home.
On September 11, 2012, one of the greatest things to ever come into my life was born. Josiah Ross made his debut into the world at 8:07 a.m. At his whopping 10 lbs. 8 oz. He was beautiful and perfect. He has added a great ray of sunshine to our everyday. Yesterday, he turned two. I can hardly believe that two years has passed already with our lives and this little boy. He’s not a baby any more. He’s a lively and vibrate little boy. He loves to run, play, laugh and love.
This little guy loves anything to do with tractors, trucks, engines, and Grandpa (both!). He usually likes his “Bebe” (baby=sister) and puts up with Mom and Dad. He likes to make jokes, like when you ask him his name and he says “me Nana!” and absolutely loves his ‘nacks (fruit snacks).
We celebrated our little guy last night with a yummy homemade meal of lasagna, bread, salad, chocolate cake and of course chocolate milk! Josiah was given a new Thor doll to go with the Hulk doll he received for Christmas! He was quite excited!! Grandpa also joined us for dinner which is always fun for the kiddos!