our lives changed forever on september 11, 2001.
our innocence shattered. our safety threatened. our freedom challenged.
i was at work, and spent the day in front of our television. i waited until school was dismissed and picked up bama girl, and tried to answer the questions she had as her teacher did not share what had happened because of the wide age range at the elementary school.
how do you answer "why mommy?"
then across town, i picked up boy wonder and tried to help him process all the visuals he saw throughout the day.
how do you begin to understand?
where were you eight years ago?
let us never forget how we felt after the attack. the unity. the pride. the feeling that we will prevail and will not be crushed by our oppressors. remember this. we are AMERICA. the land of the FREE. the BRAVE. stand up for what we hold dear. she is worth fighting for.