Not diabetes related - 9/11, 7 years later

Part of my commute to work every day is going through the WTC site to get to the path train. Being a creature of habit, I went that way today when I should have taken an alternate route. I rode the subway next to a couple of people who were on their way to the memorial service .. one had lost a brother, the other a sister. As I listened to each of them tell the story of the loved one they had lost 7 years ago, I stood there biting my lip, taking a lot of effort not to cry for them. To hear how these 2 families were distraught and their lives changed forever just broke my heart. And that is just 2 families ... there are thousands more just like them, going through the very same thing. Then walking down Vesey street, directly beside the site itself, I got goosebumps. Not from a chill of the wind blowing but from the very thought of what was going on in that exact spot 7 years ago. Then I felt angry at everyone around me .... for the fact that there are people in this world that would do something that horrific to each other! Needless to say I am in a very solemn state of mind today.

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Comment by debb on September 11, 2008 at 12:26pm
cathy,
i just wanted you to know that i have not forgotten, we lost a lot that day. along with good people like your brother and cousin and all the rest, we lost our innocence, and faith. my heart goes out to you and your family for your loses, as it goes out to the many other families that still deal with this 7 years later.
Comment by tmana on September 11, 2008 at 12:40pm
Today, many of us are reflecting about a day that rocked our world like none other. My path to work at that time was either the F train to the A/C at West 4th Street, or New Jersey Transit to PATH to WTC -- depending on where I was the previous night. I never made it in to work that day, but that day, and the days and weeks that followed, affected me profoundly.

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