9/11 is a day that will never be forgotten. The day where we were able to see war happen on our own backyard. The day when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon came under attack. How many of us have seen this story told so many times and all over the media? Regardless how many times we hear this story, it always intrigued me how one event impacted so many people in so many different ways. History is about telling a story, and in sharing that story you are also helping yourself become healed.
When I look back where I was on that day, I still get goose bumps. I had a job interview that day at the World Trade Center at 10am. I was running really late and that is very unusual for me. But when I was on the train on the way going to the World Trade Center, I remembered that I forgot my cell phone. Usually, I never go back for a phone but for some reason I decided that I just had to go back home and get it. I was already on 125th street so why go back? As soon as I got off the train, I saw people were walking really fast as if they were in a rush but I didn’t think anything of it. It’s New York after all. But then I heard conversations and people talking…”did you hear about the attacks”? And that’s when I asked “what are you talking about?” And the lady told me whatever you do just go home. That’s when I decided to just go back home and I didn’t take the train or the bus I walked all the way back home. If we were under attack, then they would target trains and buses too so I walked. When I got home and I saw the images, I was in complete shock.
I am grateful to God that I made it home safely and God was my savior that day. If I had not forgotten my phone at home, who knows what would have had happened to me.
On that day we lost lives but I saw something amazing happen and that is watching strangers coming together. I saw everyone helping each other in some way or another and this is how we became stronger than we were before.
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