Today was a beautiful, wonderful, emotional day. Since it’s 9/11, we watched several of the shows on the 9/11 tragedy this morning. No matter how many times we watch the videos we always want the outcome to be different. We want things to change, we don’t want those planes to fly into the towers and Pentagon, we don’t want those people to jump and fall out of those windows, we don’t want the towers and building 7 to collapse, we don’t want people to suffer and die. We want it to have just been another ordinary day in the ordinary lives of those thousands of people. But, it didn’t turn out that way. Today, and everyday, I still think about and pray for those who suffered, who died, and their friends and families.

And then another milestone happened today. My wonderful husband taught our youngest daughter how to ride her bike without training wheels. Yes, she is 6, and yes, she should have learned a long time ago, but she hasn’t wanted to until today. She has been very comfortable with the security of knowing that there is something there to catch her when she falls; as we all want most times.

I am so very grateful for the life I have, for my freedom, for my family and friends, for the brave men and women who went into those buildings 10 years ago in New York and Washington to find and rescue as many people as they could without a thought for their own safety, for our brave men and women who fight for our freedom everyday, for the families who have given their family members so we can be free…thank you! My thoughts and prayers go out every single day to the friends and family of all those we lost on 9/11/11 and the friends and family for all those who have fought and died for our great country.

God Bless America!

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