I am reading all the posts about 9/11. So I asked my mom about that day.
It was a Tuesday. I was just back to work about 1 week after being on maternity leave with the oldest little. I had a commute of approx. 45 minutes back then so I dropped off the little at her sitter around 7am and headed to work. My commute involved going over a bridge and mostly highway roads. I remember thinking how beautiful the weather was that day when I was going over the bridge. I got to work around 8am and did the usual signing on the computer etc. The girl that sits next to me was the first to say anything about the tragedy. Her husband worked in NYC and called her saying that something hit one of the towers. We thought at first it was just a terrible accident and then the second tower was hit. People were getting worried - many had family members who worked in the towers. We could actually see the smoke from one of the windows of our building which was located in NJ. Immediately, management started telling us we could go home if we wanted. I always respected that because my fear was that they would close all the bridges and I would not get home to my new born baby. I left and headed to the sitters. Many of my friends were stuck because they could not get over the bridge back into NY - the bridges to and from NY were all closed down.
We were not sure if we were under attack or at war.
Very scary day and sad for so many.
God Bless the volunteers who helped after the tragedy.
God Bless all the survivors who lost loved ones and
of course, Rest in Peace all of those who were lost.
I will never forget.