9/11 has been on my mind a lot lately. This week especially, this year more than ever.
I can't believe it is already 10 years. I can't believe it is only 10 years. A lifetime? Maybe.
My kids know about it, well the oldest two do. I have fielded a lot of questions about it. About the firemen. About their families. About Daddy.
I'll never forget. I'll never forget the utter disbelief. The desperation. Not knowing. The fear.
What I focus on, or try to focus on, though is the love and support and community. Everyone had to lean on each other to process what was happening. Firemen rushed from all over the country to help the FDNY. Blood donation lines stretched longer than ever.
New York's Skyline will never be the same. We will never be the same. I will be more understanding, kinder, more grateful.