I will never forget...
9 years ago,
I was a stay at home mom,
I had 2 small children!
I had 1 on the way!
My life was in turmoil already!
While it was not the crisis
the ultimately ended my marriage,
we were in crisis none- the - less.
My little world was all I knew!
Fighting to survive
and keep my family intact!
Fighting to keep my head above water
as a wife and a mother...
I was on the phone with a friend..
my small children were playing on the living room floor...
I was folding laundry in the bedroom,
the TV was on..
and it happened!
Watching it live-
it looked like an accident..
a horrible wrong turn!
and then...it happened again!
The whole world changed!
My small little world
seemed so insignificant
as miles and miles away
people fought for their lives!
My husband and I had an appointment-
the crisis dire
and counseling needed.
We were just starting to make progress...
We drove through deserted streets..
a ghost town
as people stayed inside
glued to the horror happening
before their eyes!
our counselor met with us for the last time..
the tragedy causing her to rethink
the time she spent away from her kids!
We never went back!
I will always wonder
would it have changed anything?
A day that affected the world..
affected this country,
and the trickle down affect
that changed lives in ways
both big and small...
in ways we shall never really know!