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On Sept. 11th, 2001 - John had been laid off from work for about two weeks and we had just found out that we were expecting our firstborn - Sam. The excitement of a baby is what kept us positive!! (But in the back of my mind, I had the negative thoughts of "what kind of world am I bringing my child into?!?!?!") Our neighborhood in Chattanooga had a candlelight vigil to remember those who lost their lives in this horrible event.
I just hate to hear this date. I'm scared to turn on the t.v., to check CNN.com, to drive to the grocery store or to just not worry about a thing. And this MAKES ME MAD!!!!!!!!!!
As I watched the dedication of the memorials, my heart broke. As much as we don't want to think that this stuff happens...it did. And it happened HERE, in the U.S. of A. THAT MAKES ME MAD!!!!
As a mother, a wife, a citizen, I am MAD!!!!!
But.....I am sad! Sad for the families that have to deal with this for the rest of their lives. Sad that we have to remember these horrible events. As Americans, we don't need this and we won't take it. I am proud to be an AMERICAN!!!!!!
Do your research, make your vote and move our country forward...
Sad, but Proud~
P.S. I have a post for my mom's b-day, but we're on vacation and I can't get to my pictures. So, Mom, I'll post it when we get back! "Moms" always get the shaft!