Daddy's Christmas Angel

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Day That Changed the World

It was a beautiful, bright sunny day, but it was a dark and turbulent day. It was September 11, 2001. It was the day that changed the world.

"Bright Day, Dark Day" MMSikes
I was at the elementary school with my young art students when it all happened. In the teachers' lounge, I watched the buildings collapse. Wisely, our principal cautioned us not to tell the children. I thought, the world will never be the same for them. It will never be as it was before.

Our daughter, a pilot with one of the airlines involved that day, was supposed to be flying. I didn't know where.

Today, I listen as the roll call goes on for those who lost their lives that day. My heart is heavy for their loss and for our loss. We all lost our innocence that day ten years ago.

And now the good angels look down...

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm sure hearing from your daughter was the greatest relief ever.

Monti said...

Yes, Alex, it absolutely was. She got a call en route to the airport that her flight was cancelled as was everything else.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. a terribly sad day for many, with incredible stories of bravery, love and compassion from many - some who subsequently paid the ultimate price.

Thank goodness your daughter was and is safe .. Hilary

Monti said...

Thank you, Hilary. I always wonder why people cannot allow others to "live and let live."