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.