Like many others, today for me brings about an array of emotions. I remember this day eleven years ago vividly, especially the morning time as these horrific events unfolded. On that day and the many that followed, I remember feeling helpless watching this nightmare and feeling like there was nothing I could do. Devastated that something like this could happen to our homeland and extremely sad as I watched the search for loved ones that had been lost in the rubble of the towers.
Here I am eleven years later with the lingering scars of those emotions mixed with new emotions on this day as the years pass. Today I feel thankful to live in this country where we can raise our boys to be strong, happy individuals with endless dreams and possibilities of what their lives will bring. I am thankful to the men and women who serve our country, protecting this precious way of life.
There are also many days when I feel unworthy of this life that I live. Am I making the most of it? Do I help enough people? Am I making a difference in the world? I struggle with this one the most and try to do more, yet it never feels like quite enough.
Lastly, I feel blessed. I have a loving husband and two amazing boys that bring me happiness every day. We have thoughtful, supportive families and friends to spend time with and enjoy. We have what we need and make the best of what we have been given.
Take a moment today to call someone you love, share a laugh with a friend, do something for someone else, spend time with your kids, take a walk outside and enjoy this day that has been granted.
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