My 9/11

Date Submitted: 09/09/2006
Author Info: Michelle (Clovis, CA - USA) 
Occupation: Professional (Medical, legal, etc.)
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

On the morning of September 11th 2001 I woke up like usual,and turned on the TV. I usually would have been at work by then, but that day I was going to my 1st obstetrician appt, so I was going in late to work. I had just found out recently that I was pregnant.My husband was in the shower, and I was just putting on my glasses when I saw smoke billowing from the Trade Center. I was watching Matt and Katie on the Today show and was telling my husband about what was happening when I heard Matt say ” Oh my, Oh my another plane” It was at that point I turned around and saw the 2nd plane hit. I fell to the ground in tears and told my husband, we are under attack. We both stood ther for a long time just staring. I was scared, and decided to go to my parents before going to the OB. I remember driving to their house, and thinking to myself that this was a dream-it couldnt have happened.

That morning at my OB appt I found out I was 34 weeks pregnant-long story. I had to have an amniocentesis and then go to the hospital for monitoring. I couldnt take my eyes off of the TV. I literally could not stop watching it, even in the hospital room. That night after a long evening, I couldnt sleep and watched coverage from Ground Zero all night. I never slept, I just kept crying and thinking of all those people who had died and left loved ones behind. I was scared to bring a baby into this world, but knew it would be okay because I lived in America. My son was born October 10th-we saved all the newspaper articles from that day, and one day when he can understand I will show them to him. I cannot belived in 1 days it will be 5 years since it happened. It feels just like yesterday. When I watch the coverage anytime I cry. I was especially touched by Flight 93 and the heros aboard. We must never forget what has happened and always be grateful for what we have. God Bless America, and our soldiers


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