on this day…

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I think about all those we lost on this day 10 years ago, how this day changed the country for everyone in some way and how that day still deeply affects me.

My heart is such a jumble of emotion. I am proud to know, love, and support those who put their lives at risk for their communities and country. Reading the various accounts of people, how the events of that day ten years ago changed their lives breaks my heart. Mourning the loss of all the people we lost that day – and the lives that have been lost since then due to the events that day.

Most of all, I find myself recommitted with a passion to appreciate every gift in my life. To soak up the goodness that is in each day, each experience and try to not get hung up on the bad. A truly bad day, I have seen. I remember. I will never forget. I will do all I can to have a positive outlook and be thankful for everything I have now. For those who help make it possible. For those who sacrifice. To honor those who are no longer with us.

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4 responses »

  1. May, as always, your words echo my sentiments PERFECTLY. This is exactly how I felt as I watched the meaningful reading of names at the dedication. It was so poignant, powerful, and personal, yet included each of us by just hearing the names of those who are no longer with us.

    Hugs to you and your sweet girls.

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