On 9/11, I had just gotten off my 3rd grader and my kingergartner off to school. I was almost 7 months pregnant with my 4 th child, when I was sitting in the living room watching The TODAY show. I sat in dismay as I watched Katie Couric described the pictures that were being shown on the t.v. After the nation realized what had happened, that it was indeed a terrostic attack, I was having a bitter sweet moment feeling my son move inside me. Being married to a police officer myself, there are days you just don’t want to even think about happening. Such as 9/11. My heart goes out to the families of those affected the most, and to every family that lives in this great country. I look at my son now, who was born on November 3, 2001, a month early, and I sit and marvel and dismay and that future that holds for him. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare to not know what the future holds for your little ones. I just pray to God, that peace will begin with everyone and find no ending. God is the only one who can heal the broken, the sick, the hurting. That is where trust comes in and I trust that the God I serve, has my 4 children’s lives in His hands and he knows what is best for them. As the year anniversary is amongst us, let us remininsce on the good and happy times, and not on the revenge tactic that can envelop us on such a tragic anniversary. And as a reminder of those lost and affected in the 9/11 attacks, please display your affection and patriotism by turning your headlights on during daylight hours on 9/11. As well as display ANY kind of patriotic act. Pray everyday that God will give us strength as we approach this anniversary. Let Him put a smile in your heart and a song of gladness in your soul. God Bless You.