September 12, 2011


those are the words that come to my mind when I think of 9/11.  a first grader, that's all i was.  i was an innocent child.  i didn't even know things like this could happen.  

i was hidden away in a classroom, knee deep in friends, the alphabet, and coloring pages.  at least, that's what i remember.  i wonder what it was like for the teachers?  the teachers who had to be with their students.  they knew something was wrong, they just couldn't leave, or for that matter, even turn on the t.v.  couldn't scare their first and second and third grade children.  how did they have the patience?  how did any one have the patience?

it's something i wish i could remember.  something, though so terrible, was so special for our nation.  changed so many things.  and i was just a child.  one of the thousands on that day, who is grown up.  old enough to understand.  old enough to comprehend what an impact it had on so many. 

thank you to those who rescued, fought, worked, and protected.  thank you to those who donated, cared, and loved.  

may those who lost be comforted, may they remember, and even, try to understand.  


  1. a couple nights ago, i watched a few shows on 9/11. I couldn't help but cry. I can't believe that such a terrible thing happened. :( It's so sad.

  2. I was an adult that day, and I didn't understand either. Beautiful post.

  3. Beautiful piece of writing, Olivia <3

  4. Very beautiful! I know what you mean...when 9/11 happened, I was only 3 so I don't remember anything.

  5. Thank you for this reminder of how hard it was for everyone! I don't really remember it, either. I was home schooled and my parents made the decision not to scare us with watching it in front of us, so the day doesn't stand out to me. However, even if we don't remember, we still need to remember what happened on that day and how many people were affected and are still being affected because of what happened.

  6. Exactly -- your words are just right.
    Did you stop following my blog? *teary* I don't see ya there!