9/11 - 10 years later

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

This is my least favorite time of the year as the anniversary of 9/11 and death of my best friend Angie approaches.

This year seems so much worse than some of the past anniversaries.  I think it's because 10 years feels like a lifetime.  Also, for the first time she's been dead (10 years) longer than we were best friends (9 years) and I feel so cheated!

Cheated out of the opportunity to see her as a mother.

Cheated out of the opportunity to have her know my children and have them know her personally.

Cheated out of having that "go to girlfriend" who would drop everything to be there for me if I needed her.

Cheated out of a lifetime of having her with me.

So much life has happened in these 10 years and it still makes me angry that she is not here with us to enjoy it.

Not a day goes by where I don't miss her.  I miss the shared history, those little stories that only she would understand, those memories that only she and I shared.  I miss hearing her voice and her laugh.

I lost my innocence that beautiful September morning.  It was the first time I truly understood how cruel life can be and that I realized that bad things do happen to wonderful people.

Angie had a beautiful spirit unlike anyone else I have ever met.  The impact she left in 27 short years is a testament to what a special person she was.  My life is so much better because she was a part of it.  She taught me so much about love, friendship, and acceptance.  


I have never had a sister but that is what she was to me.  Without a doubt she was a part of my family.


I am forever honored to have had the opportunity to call her my BEST friend! 


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Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Wow ... when I started reading your blog post I remembered the one you wrote last year about Angie. This one touched me just as much. What a special friend you had, what a sad, sad day.

Sep 09, 2011 10:17 AM #2
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Mary - thank you

Cynthia - She was incredibly special

Sep 09, 2011 12:08 PM #3
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Hi, Stacey-Ann -- what a beautiful tribute post.  It is further proof that the terrorists did not attack a country.  Their victims cut across almost every religiion, color and ethnic group.  They attacked HUMANITY. 

Sep 09, 2011 12:13 PM #4
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

It's not easy and sometimes we cannot comprehend. But if you believe, it's not Goodbye but see you later.

Sep 09, 2011 12:14 PM #5
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Stacey Ann, I'm so dreadfully sorry. Many of us lost our innocence and feeling of security that day--life will never be quite the same again.

Sep 09, 2011 12:14 PM #6
Linda Blumenthal
Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

Stacey-Ann, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.  Even though I never met her, Angie will be in my thoughts on 9/11.

Sep 09, 2011 12:19 PM #7
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Eric - I so agree, people from all over the world were impacted by that day's events

Loreena - I certainly like to think that it's see you later

Lottie - I definitely did impact our ability to feel safe

Linda - thank you for keeping her in your thoughts

Sep 09, 2011 12:21 PM #8
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Stacey Ann,

It was a tragedy that we should never forget. Angie, and all the others lost that day will always be remembered with friends like you.


Sep 09, 2011 01:57 PM #9
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Stacey-Anne - like all our fallen heroes they walk with us still, they will live on in our thoughts and our prayers till the end of time and no one can take that from us

Sep 09, 2011 02:26 PM #10
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Stacey Anne ~ beautiful tribute.  I'm sure she is looking down upon you and smiling on the beautiful spirit you have inside you.

Sep 09, 2011 02:32 PM #11
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

That dreadful day is coming. One that we all have remembered too well. Sorry for your loss. Always remember the good times. That's what she would have wanted.


Sep 09, 2011 02:33 PM #12
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
I too remember your tribute to Angie last year. Lifting you up in prayer. May you feel the comfort that only God can give.
Sep 09, 2011 04:08 PM #13
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

So sorry for your loss....but glad you had those beautiful moments to remember her by.

I've been watching several shows about 9-11 today and tonight, and the horror still makes me gasp. What uunbelievable heartache. We shall never forget.

Sep 09, 2011 05:58 PM #14
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677


What a wonderful tribute you have made to your friend.  She will always be in your heart, and that's important.  I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sep 10, 2011 01:23 AM #15
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

This is particularly tragic. All she did was go to work that day.

Great tribute!

Sep 10, 2011 04:34 AM #16
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Rich - It is so important that we continue to honor them all

Kathy - so true

Dawn - thank you so much for saying that

Robert - there were so many good times too

Joni - thank you

Pacita - it is an almost unbelievable horror

Cindy - thanks

Brian - It is sad to think that she was just doing her routine.

Sep 10, 2011 05:41 AM #17
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It always seems so fresh this time of year.  I always cry.  But I also believe that the salt on the wound is good for America.  We need to stand strong.  We need to support one another.  We need to build up.  I'm so sorry you lost someone that day.  My heart goes out to you and both your families.

Sep 10, 2011 02:28 PM #18
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor


Very touching post about your friend, Angie. Even though she is not with you in person her spirit lives on.

I can relate in a small way as I lost my childhood best friend, Sylvia, to cancer shortly after high school graduation.

Sep 11, 2011 08:54 AM #19
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Tammy - thanks

Mary - I'm sure you do understand the feeling of loss - sorry for your loss as well.

Sep 11, 2011 11:37 AM #20
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I remember it well.. Such a sad day for America..

Oct 25, 2012 04:17 AM #21
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