There are certain events that you will always remember. Where we were on 9/11 is one of those. 10 years ago today I was living in the dorms and NU and my friend Russ told me about a plane crashing into the world trade center. I didn’t believe him. When I turned on the TV I was horrified at what I saw. Those images are forever etched in my mind. It is a day of tragedy and mourning, and also a day of incredible heroism. It was perhaps the worst day in America, that also showed us the best of America as people rallied to support, help, and rescue. Ten years goes pretty quickly and It’s easy to lose sight of the things we’ve learned.
Another movement that you never forget is the birth of your child. Joss was born three years ago today. She is so precious and beautiful. Her birth was an emergency C-section, and I was terrified that I could lose her and Kathy. It truly could have been a day that would have been the greatest tragedy in my life. The doctors were great though and by the mercy of God, Joss and Kathy both made it through. And now on 9/11 I have a really hard time mourning. What was once one of the worst days of my life, has now become one of the best days of my life.
Joss I love you so much. Happy Birthday! Thanks for bringing light into our world on what could be a very dark day.