Pain from so far away

Date Submitted: 09/11/2002
Author Info: Andrea (Maxie, VA - USA) 
Occupation: Homemaker
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

Today I have relived every second of this day last year. On this day I was moving back in with my husband that I love so very much. We had just 2 days before been reunited. He is a marine and on that day while I felt so much grief for the people in New York I also felt fear for myself and my 2 children. As that day went on and military was being called in I wanted to cut my phone line, because I was so scared that the next call would be his to go. So many were dying and I felt guilty for not wanting him to go, but I think all would understand that I didnt want to loose the love of my life anymore than the sufferes of this tragedy did. That day the call never came, but I think as the days go on the fear I had that day only grows stronger. I worry everyday that it will be his turn to go overseas and that terrifies me. Today on the anniversary of that fatefull day I sit here and listen to the stories and I have cried with you and grieved with you. Seeing all the cildren without their fathers mothers brothers sisters tears my heart out so I can only imagine how it feels for you that have endured it so in closing I would like to leave you with this poem that I have written.

As I sit here today my heart filled with sorrow,
Although not as much as some have felt yesterday, today and tomarrow.
To say I know how you feel would be wrong,
How you go on is beoynd me you still sing their song.
You lost so much but have given so much more,
By sharing the memories in your heart you store.
Children will grow knowing their parents died heros,
Still wont take away the pain I see on these TV videos.
I offer my love and strength in your time of grief,
I would give my own life if your loved ones I could retrieve.


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