Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering Tragedy


We have all know today is the 10 year mark of 9.11. WOW! 10 years, I can't believe it. Like everyone who can remember that say "I remember it like it was yesterday." I remember exactly how I heard the news. Mark and I were talking about it today on our way home from church. Like any tragedy when something like this happens people always say "I remember..." they can only remember what THEY experienced. I told Mark all I feel that I can say today is...

"My thoughts and prayers are with every person that was involved directly with 9.11. I am so sorry and I cannot even begin to imagine what IT IS like to be a part of something that tragic."

I know our "situation" is nothing like 9.11 (so don't think I am comparing the 2 at all) but after experiencing something SO TRAGIC TO ME I hurt for the people involved. I told Mark...9.11 comes and we all talk about what WE were doing, how WE reacted, and we all say we can't imagine and say we will pray for the people but what happens on 9.12...???

It's much like what I feel now. Only the people involved remember or are even still dealing with the pain, the hurt, the depression. Those people remember the days, the weeks, and now even the years after and I am certain still feel the pain. We remember 9.11, we honor the people who served and move on. A few times a year something will spark our memory about it but for the most part...and I speak for myself I live my daily life in my own little world.

It's been almost 16 months since we lost Ryder. I can remember the feeling in my heart, in my gut, and even the numbness I felt in the hospital. I still have days I feel that way. I know it's all part of the healing process but it's the tragedy's, the real life situations that make you think. It's the things that a person can apply to their own life that effects them the most.

After losing Ryder I have tried so hard to "watch my words." Watch my words in a way I have never before. There are somethings that just can go unsaid....some things people say are so cliche. I don't judge anyone who says things but WOW....I hate to think about some of the comments I have said to people without even knowing their situation.

With all that said.....with all that rambling I ask you to say a little prayer tomorrow when you wake up. Say a prayer for the wives who lost their husbands and are waking up tomorrow remember what it was like to wake up the first day without a husband, or the children waking up the first day without a dad.....just take a moment to think of them. They are STILL dealing with a tremendous loss even though we go about our daily routine...

We all move one....go about our own busy lives and forget until next year. (when I say "we all" I don't mean any disrespect to some who might actually not but...I mean the majority of people/Americans)

1 comment:

  1. That is the most sincere and beautiful post Emily! We remember! :(

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I always love what you'll have to say...thanks for stopping by!

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