Thursday, September 11, 2008

Finding Beauty

I'm sure the majority of us have a September 11th story. Who we were with (or not), what we were doing, where we were, and who we knew that some how was affected personally. I know I do. DH and I were engaged and our wedding was in 2 1/2 months. I was at work when I heard the news. I sat glued to public radio in between my appointments that day trying to find out what was going on. Everything was so confusing. My grandparents were on a plane that had left from Newark early that morning. My soon to be DH was in a federal building in Atlanta, Ga. I could not reach anyone on the phone. I had no idea whether or not my grandparents were on one of the planes that had crashed. I have close friends in Manhattan. The majority of my family live just outside of NYC and lots of friends in the northern Virginia (Pentagon) area. It was a heart wrenching time. I can remember breaking down in tears towards the end of the day in one of my appointments. I had to excuse myself and get my boss. At that point I still had not spoken with anyone in my family to confirm the well being of my grandparents (I wasn't aware that the planes were cross country flights). DH didn't make it home until 3 days later. There were no rental cars to be found. He had to ride the train (overnight) standing 8 hours to get home; but he didn't care. He just wanted to be home. I'll never forget the relief I felt when I picked him up at the train station.

Such a sad time for so many, for our country, for the world. I thought I would share a few pictures that I find to be beautiful. I hope you do to.

~ Purple skies ~

~ Big old trees ~

~Bulbs I forgot I planted ~

I hope you are able to find some beauty not just today but every day.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Thank you so much for sharing your memory with us. I cannot imagine your fear and worry.

queen of everything said...

what a beautiful pictures. i had a friend who was scheduled to tour the twin towers that morning with her mom. they had gotten way drunk and slept through the alarm, so they were safe in their hotel instead of on their way there.

Anonymous said...

Hugs, Adrienne. I was at my daughter's one-week well-check that morning. We saw the news on the TV in the waiting room. I remember wondering what kind of world I had just brought a child into.