if you were in New York tonight ..9/11/11

I am pretty sure God is trying to tell me something. On Labor Day, I received a call from my mom ..they [my parents] were in the hospital. They were driving home on a motorcycle, when another motorcycle going the opposite way lost control, crossed the median, and hit my parents. Although commonsense would tell me ..my mom is on the phone w/ me = she must be ok ..my emotions got the best of me & I was hysterical. All I could think about was if they had not been so lucky ..(I suggest refraining from the “what if” thinking). They/we/my family were lucky. Besides a few broken bones, they are healthy and more importantly still with us.

Today was also rough on me [aka I cried, a lot] ..for many reasons I’ve concluded. The World Trade site is a huge part of my daily life now ..I see it when I walk out of my apartment, I see it when I’m walking to & from work. Add to that all of the heart-wrenching footage & the live memorial service. Include the “working in a semi-tall building, blocks away from Ground Zero” fear I usually don’t let surface. AND you have water works/me a mess.

But today/this week could not have ended better. My dad reminded me, “go outside and get a picture of the beams of light tribute”. Absolutely breathtaking ..the prettiest I have ever seen the New York skyline. I “borrowed” Jeff’s fancy camera and snapped some pictures, along w/ thousands of others. So – If you were in New York Tonight [9/11/11] ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson learned: Life is precious. Cherish each & every moment. No day but today.

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About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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2 Responses to if you were in New York tonight ..9/11/11

  1. jeff cahill says:

    You certainly have a way with words. I am sitting here in grandma’s kitchen reading this and looking at the pictures. Thanks for sharing and how can I get a poster?

  2. Tami Cahill says:

    Wow Chels, I love your words written today. I was water works as well so you weren’t alone as I know many today shed tears in rememberance of that day 10 years ago. Thanks for sharing your pictures and how lucky for you to be in a place that is not only honored for the lives lost and sacrificed by so many in the U.S. and abroad, but also a place that you can see daily that reminds those who see it of our resiliance and strength as a nation. GOD is watching over us! XOXOX

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