September 11, 2001
It’s a somber mood here in NYC today. Eighteen years ago I received a call from my brother who I worked for. We had dropped our two daughters off at school. I was getting ready to go into Manhattan. I live right over the east river. He told me to turn on the news..... the rest is still painful. We went to the roof of the three story building we lived in. So many of our neighbors on the block were on the rooftops. It was unreal. I couldn’t believe what I saw with my own eyes.
We called the school. We walked over with our 9 month old boy in the stroller to get our girls. People were coming to pick up their children. In case. Everyone was terrified. Trying to hide it from their children.
God bless all the first responders! I don’t know where that kind of courage and selflessness comes from except directly from God.