Have we grown?

Date Submitted: 09/10/2002
Author Info: Tashanda (San Diego, CA - USA) 
Occupation: Customer Service/Support
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I first want to say may god bless everyone and there families.

I remember hearing my grandmother coming in my room tell me ” were going to die, and you guys are in here sleep”. I was thinking that she was playing because my best friend and I had a couple of drinks the night before Sep 11 01. I woke up to hear my best friend tell me grandmother ” if we are going to die why I’m not dead yet”. My grandmother was mad at my best friend and me because we still went back to sleep. When we woke up and turned on the television our mouths were wide open. I could not believe that we were being attached. I did not know what to say and what to do. I had to go to work the same day but I called in to stay with my family and boyfriend. I just wanted to talk to all of my family members and have them right next to me.

All of my family went to my grandmother house and we sent the whole day talking to each other and planning what we are going to do to make sure that we all have a lot of time together.

Now that it has been 1 year later, my family has gotten a whole lot stronger. I love talking to everyone in my family all the time and make sure they call me at lease once a week. My whole attitude has changed when I see people on the street. I always say hi and tell everyone to have a bless day.

I think the world has grown a whole lot by this tragedy. I wish this has never happened but it has opened our eyes. I pray for everyone every night.


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