hi my name is samantha I live in the UK and I just wanted to say that even after 5 years people here still havent forgotten 9/11 and are still being affected but websites like this help us here to understand everything althought it is second hand it is still moving, I am 14 and I cant fully get my head round this, and I feel for the people all over the world that have lost members of their family, and it has helped me 2 relise that there is more to life that what people think, for you to deserve life you need to live it! thank you I dont care if this doesnt get seen I just wanted to be herd! x
*** Posted by Samantha green on 2006-09-09 ***
I would have never thought that something like that would happen here, I think about it daily and I pray for everyone affected, I pray for peace and healing and I am grateful to live in this country. May God's love continue to warm your hearts! We love you in Georgia!
*** Posted by Megan Underwood on 2006-09-09 ***
By the grace of God our family didn't lose anyone in the horrible events of 9/11.But we did feel the pain and loss of the family's that did. I have lost my Father and my brother, I sat with them for days on end watching them suffer,holding them while they passed on. I have always known how lucky I was to have that precious time with them, time to say all the things that needed to be said, to be there when the fear set in with realization that soon they wouldn't be with us, holding their hand and telling them it was ok for them to go and then soaking them with tears as they slipped gently into the arms of God.
But never was it so clear to me the gift I was given as that September morning 5 years ago as I watched in horror as the events of that day unfolded on my TV, each image worse than the last.
I remember the moment I realized that we were actually under attack,I couldn't comprehend what was happening, my legs buckled beneath me and as I slipped to the floor I saw the fear on the faces of my two children and my 4 yr old granddaughter.The events of that day are seared into our memories forever.
I remember when I lost my dad I had an ache in my heart that felt like a part of me had died with him and I cried a cry I had never known before that moment, and hoped I'd never feel again. But when I lost my big brother I did, but strangely the ache was in a different spot. I know that may sound silly to some of you but to me it began to make sense.
The conclusion I came to was that our soul is made up of the love we have for others and when they die that part of our soul dies with them.
What I guess I'm trying to say is that even though I didn't know any of the victims of 9/11 or their family's, I still felt that same pain and cried that same cry, YOUR loved ones and YOUR families are a part of my soul, and YOUR loss was my loss too. A part of all of us died that day and I just wanted you to know that I will NEVER forget, not a single one of them and not YOU, the families they left behind.
If you ever feel the need to talk to someone, even if you just want to scream! feel free to contact me, I'm a good listener and sometimes it's easier to talk to a stranger.
I'll be here.... always
*** Posted by Bonnie Ryan on 2006-09-08 ***