9/11... when I tell people my son died on 9/11 they naturally assume it was 9/11/01 in the terror attacks. I have to explain CDH and tell them he died in 1999. Then usually about half of them ask if I'm sad that Shane shares his angel day with such a horrible event in our history. My answer is always no. I'm proud that my little hero shares a day with 1000's of other heroes. All people whose lives have affected the lives of others. And in a way, I mourn with the world today and the world mourns with me... shared grief for different reasons. Other mothers crying for their lost sons too. I wish none of us were grieving.
And I pray today for the families who lost loved ones and those who were hurt during 9/11. I can remember the day in detail. My ex-husband had just walked out weeks before, I was alone and devastated already. And then the 1st plane hit. The the 2nd and then the Pentagon, where a dear friend was working inside. She survived but her health was hit hard that day. She is a hero too. I'm thinking of you today, Judi.