Sunday, September 12, 2010

The day after...

The whole world remembers 9/11/2001, and we all should.  It's a reminder of a lot of things for a lot of people, but this post is not about that.  This post is about what happened to me the day after.

On 9/12/2001:

I read a newspaper for the first time in at least 10 years.

I prayed as soon as my feet hit the floor, for the first time since I was 12.

I started paying attention to politics, both in the US and abroad.

I went to church, not because someone else wanted me to but because I needed to for probably the first time ever.

There were so many other things that slowly began to change in my life as a result of the events of 9/11/2001.  For those changes, I am a better person.  I now know what is going on, both in the world and in the US Capitol Building.  I now am involved, in political campaigns and in making the world a better place.

Because one thing happened for sure!

On 9/12/2001, I (finally) began to grow up.


  1. I was living in Europe when 9/11 happened.

    So sometimes I hear about what it was like here and it feels odd to have not experienced it the way everyone else did.

    We were much loved and much supported when that happened.

    I hope you were too.


  2. Trust me, it took a lot of love and support for me to become a grown up. That day, I realized it and reached out for it. That day, changed me. I think it changed us all.


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