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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
9/11 Anniversary
It's hard to believe that it has been 6 years. I remember growing up hearing about how everyone "knew what they were doing" when they heard about JFK's shooting. I never thought I'd experience something like that. Then 9/11 happened. I was at the Dermatologist for an appointment for an allergy (yes, I was pawned off on a dermatologist for an allergic reaction - don't ask...). I was completely oblivious, as I was going to be late for work. I left the doctor's office on that beautiful fall day to get in my car and find out what was happening. I remember driving to work in utter disbelief. I couldn't get through to J and it took me forever to get through to my Mom. Nothing was accomplished at work that day. My boss had a small tv in his office and that is pretty much where we all stayed. We watched the towers fall on this little b&w tv. Then, we were sent home. J of course, had to stay at work b/c retail never stops. It was horrendous to just sit and watch the news, yet you couldn't turn away.

It was a time my children were not alive to witness. They will grow up hearing about Sept 11, yet never knowing the feelings we all experienced. I plan on taking them into New York City ("The City") for various things, and it still seems weird that they'll never see the Twin Towers like I did growing up.

This is a day to remember what this country has to fight for. Our freedom - something worth fighting for. A day to remember the innocent lives lost. And a day to remember those that have given their lives to protect us and those still fighting to protect us.

On this day, I would like to send a special thanks to Michelle, her husband Joe and her daughter Kayla. Joe just left for Iraq. Kayla misses her Daddy, Michelle misses her husband and Joe is missing all of them, including his 2nd child on the way. They are an amazing family and deserve our thoughts, prayers and gratitude for their sacrifices. This also goes for every other military family. You are appreciated and loved. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

posted at 6:30 PM  

At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

I echo your sentiments. I, also, can remember that moment in time and your father calling me at work saying "I think we're at war".

Michelle and her family will definitely be in my prayers along with every military family. Like you, I will be forever grateful to the men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedom. We live in the greatest country in the world and our individual freedom must be protected and preserved.


At 12:02 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

I know what you mean about your memories; I think it has become a day none of us will ever forget where we were when we heard the news. I still can't believe it happened even 6 yrs later.

Thank you so much for mentioning Joe and keeping us in your prayers. I did want to say though that Joe isn't deployed to Iraq. He's in Qatar, a little less well-known :) it's over there, but not in Iraq. I just didn't want to misrpresent where he was.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Julie said...

It is encouraging to see that there are many people in this country who do not have their head in the sand and have not "forgotten". On Glenn Beck this morning, and tonight on tv, they did a scary show on the next terrorist plans for Americans...attacking our children's schools.


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