I really couldn't bring myself to write "that" post this year. The one that makes me cry. But I can tell you that my heart goes out to the families who have lived with the loss of September 11, 2001. Those families not only include those murdered that day, but the first responders who have become sick, the fallen soldiers.
My family (including the one I married into) is full of military members, firefighters, medics and law enforcement officers. The post I linked to has photos of many of them. I treasure each day and when I have a day that makes me upset and things are going haywire in my office I often stop and reflect and count my blessings.
I woke up feeling ill at ease today. I had alka seltzer for breakfast and saltine's for lunch. I think 9-11 sort of creeped on me this year. I just wasn't at all mentally prepared for this dreadful day. Today I wish for peace ... peaceful hearts, peace of mind, just peace. God Bless America.