Sunday, September 11, 2011

A day of Quiet, Solitude and Prayer.

Our family has decided to spend a quiet day at home in observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. We are flying our flag proudly on our front porch. My husband, John was suppose to be in that building that fateful day 10 years ago. I didn't find out until he sent me a fax at 3:30 in the afternoon that he was all right. He was on a train out of Morristown, NJ and headed for Hoboken and then on to the WTC. His train was running late and when the train pulled into the station in Hoboken it was stopped and all the passengers were told they could not go into NYC that one of the towers had been hit by a plane. Little did John know that a second plane was heading towards the second tower and all the devastation that happened after that. Our daughter, Megan was in college in Massachusetts and our other daughter, Jenny was at home. They were both frantic with worry for their father. Our family was one of the lucky ones that their beloved family member was not harmed or worse killed and came home to us that night. My heart goes out to all the families that lost loved ones and friends.

Prayers are in order for this day of rememberance. God Bless America!!!


Florence and Mary said...

The UK have been showing many programs this week about 9/11 and it's like yesterday. I had friends in NY at the time who I couldn't get hold of the day, thankfully they'd changed their plans to have breakfast in the Towers and caught a flight home instead.

Please for you and your family that you were safe

Victoria xx

Anonymous said...

Sherri, I am doing the same. This past week there were tons of 9/11 documentaries, and then on Friday I watched one and it felt as if it was happening all over again, and I ended up bawling and feeling just so sad that I decided that this weekend I would not watch anything else about 9/11. So I spent the weekend with my parents, and my family. Just a weekend of quiet and just being with each other. I am so thankful that nothing happened to John, because I count knowing him and you as one of the few bright moments I had in the past two years. Sending tons of hugs.


Donnie said...

This is such a sad day.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Sherri I can only imagine what 9/11 was like before that fax came. I don't think any of us who ever saw those images live will ever forget. It made an indelible impression on all our lives.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sherri...such a nice post. I am watching the 9/11 anniversary shows as I catch up with blogs tonight; very sad. Have a good week.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We have family that live in the Bronx and in Bayonne who we worried over, but found out all were safe - such a sad day! It is amazing how it touched so many people around the world!

tinajo said...

I have a hard time understanding that 10 years has passed, I remember all the emotions so vividly. Terrible day. :-(

Donna said...

A very sad day, and all of us remember exactly what we were doing that day.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!