11 years later and I still wake with the chills. I start the morning with a prayer for those families and remember those whose lives were lost. 11 years later I can still see the images from the TV clear as day. I don’t need to see the news specials to see what happened that day. 11 years later I still find myself holding my breath on this day. Praying nothing else happens. We all know the threats. 11 years later I wonder when these memories will fade and this day will become easier. I don’t think it ever will. This day will forever be etched in my memory.
11 years later my 9 year old is old enough to ask questions about this day. So I brought down our time magazine book and went to the kid section. My 9 year old was able to connect our praise of Bin Laden being dead to this single event. He asked how such evil was formed. For me I could not find the words. 11 years later I still am in awe that our country had to deal with this horrendous act.
11 years later I am still praying for all those lives lost. I hope they can find some peace today.