Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering......

It started out as an ordinary work day full of the usual pushing of papers.  Then the phone call saying "go upstairs and turn on CNN".  

I watched in horror the events of that morning 7 years ago feeling in the very pit of my stomach a sickness not like any other.

Scared.......I was scared.  Even though that was NY and I'm in NC my thoughts said "I'm smack dab in the middle of 3 military bases" and we're dealing with the unknown.  Who knows what/where/when the next strike will be?

John, you heard it coming....in PA.  You were probably the last person to see that plane before it's firey end.

You know NY wasn't expecting a second.

Pentagon?  Well, that's always been a target, but one behind the other?  Wow!  What's next?

The phone calls.

Hubby is a native NY'r and spoke with his daughter that night.  This retired NYPD cop was literally shaking at the though of "his city" under attack.

The call to the daughter brought more terrible news....a neighborhood kid that had grown up with her and spent many days in and out of their home was a firefighter that braved the Trade Center that day.

He didn't make it out.

http://home.mchsi.com/~jennworl/911.html

So today, Joey Henry, your extended families and friends remember you fondly with great memories and love.  Thank you for giving your all in a profession that you loved so well.

13 comments:

madcobug said...

Very good tribute. Helen

garnett109 said...

my friend the pain is still real just as real as that fateful day, i've been hurting all day watching and rewatching the attacks on youtube and also of the last momments of flight 93 flying west in my mind, the pain and hate will never leave me till the day i die!
God bless the dead, the hero's , the troops and everybody's families that were involved that day and the troops that are fighting the war on terror!

garnett109 said...

The immortal words of the hero's of flight 93


Let's Roll

fasttrack58 said...

I was at home on maternity leave with son3....
Thank you Joey Henry....
Special thoughts to you and your family...
Linda...

imgr8phil said...

That was a truly awful day.  I learned by turning on my computer, and then the tv . . . the building had already been lost by that time.  I remamber sitting in awe in front of the tv for days seemingly, parylized to do anything.  Take care and have a good Friday.

Phil

sugarsweet056 said...

Nice tribute, God bless them all.
Sugar

cuteallison1980 said...

That truly was a shocking day for everyone.  Thank you for sharing with us.  Have a happy tomorrow.  Luv ya!

Allison

rgossett4195 said...

I think we as Americans should be reminded of this horrific day...often!!  I cry everytime I see it.   I was at home resting on the couch after delivering newspapers I saw the second plane hit.  we must never ever forget...rose

chat2missie said...

That was a lovely entry.
Missie

nhd106 said...

How nice to pay tribute as you did...

Nancy

deshelestraci said...

It's been a rough day for many.  I have felt a 9/11 funk all day.
Traci

sunnybethe said...

I have been so weepy agian this year.  I haven't been read all but a few tributes.. So many young lives lost. Maybe tomorrow.  hugs, Bethe

queeniemart said...

You wrote a heartfelt entry, thanks! XOXO