Reflections on 9/11

I posted this last year and wanted to re-post it on this day that will forever be an important day in our lives: Well, I know this has very little to do with construction, but I wanted to write about my thoughts anyway. As I woke up this morning and reflected on "where I was" thirteen years ago, I remember that my girls were already at school and I was getting ready for my work day. My carpenter called and told me to turn the TV on. I went into the living room and watched in disbelief and horror as the events unfolded. As everybody else in the country felt, I was scared and confused and horrified all at once. I wanted to get my kids, I wanted to make sure an elderly client who lived around the corner from me was okay as she too would be watching these terrible events unfold. Somehow, we numbly got through the day. We learned of the unbelievable heroics of so many. We felt for all those who rushed to help, who chose to jump from the towers, who were on their phones, saying goodbye to their loved ones.....I feel for those left behind and the struggles they have faced through these twelve years.

I lost a contract that was supposed to move forward until this happened. People were not just going to proceed with the "old" normal. The loss of that contract, although financially rough, was NOTHING compared to the losses others experienced!

As I currently am blessed to own a thriving company, live in a free country, express my views as I wish, I simply am so grateful for the indomitable American Spirit. I wish to express a heartfelt thank you to all the service members who have fought and sacrificed to make my life "normal". I want to thank all those brave souls, alive still and past, who represented the most incredible bravery in the face of such evil intentions.

God Bless America!