2,997 people died. 411 people risked their lives to save others. At least 200 people jumped or fell to their deaths. 2 beautiful buildings destroyed. 246 people got on an airplane and never got to see their families again. PAST this in honor to everyone that lost their life on 9-11 ♥ (Thank you Imani for these numbers)
September 11, 2001, Rachel was 5 days old. She came 4 days early. My mom was to arrive September 10th but her flight was grounded for 2 hours already and they gave the customers an option to wait it out or take the next flight out on September 11th. She decided to wait the next day because it was already late that day. That morning I woke up with Rachel by my side and the TV was on. On the TV I saw smoke coming from a tower then a plane crashing into the other. I asked my husband, “what movie is that?” I thought it was the movie “Die Hard”. He said he didn’t know then we heard the news announce that the Twin Towers were being attacked!! Say What?!?! I must be delirious because waking up every 2 hours or so to nurse the baby can do that to you. Nope, it was real and I was reaching for the phone. My mom was due to arrive that day and the departure time was near. The phone lines were tied up. My heart beating a little fast right now. Friends were calling me to see if my mom was okay but I hadn’t heard from her yet. I finally heard from her and she was safe. Thank you Lord!! She hadn’t left yet because she was waiting for my dad to come home from work (graveyard shift). He had just gotten off the subways before the terror began. Hallelujah!! Thank God for their safety. But so very sad for those who lost their lives and for their families and who’s to say that it was all over? My mom didn’t make it down until a couple of months later. She was too freaked out to get on a plane. I don’t blame her. I will never forget!!! Thank you to all of the heroes out there. God Bless America!!