I remember sitting down to write my 9/11 post last year. It's hard to believe another year has passed.
I can't see a plane without my mind flashing back to the images on TV. I can't board a plane without anxiety. I can't think about all those who lost their lives without crying. I can't think about the families who have had to carry on without their loved one's for the past 9 years without feeling guilt.
I'm not the same person I was before September 11, 2001. The events of 9/11 are permanently etched into my soul. The more time that passes, the more people forget. The pain isn't as intense. The saddness isn't as overwhelming. As much as we don't want to remember what happened that day, we must not forgot.
Life is short. Make amends. Tell your friends and family that you love them. Hug your kids. Be kind to one another. Tomorrow isn't promised.