I was in bed when it started, watching the early news. I went to work that day and got a review, somehow I've never forgotten that and how wrong it felt.
I tried to reach friends that worked in the buildings and headed to church during lunch mostly just calling on my youth for any comfort. There was no reason for the events of the morning, I still don't find any, it was a twisted man's plan.
Later it turned out that I lost three friends, thank goodness one of our bunch was going in late.... One of my best friends, Cyn. lost her father that day.
My friend 'CHH' was on his way to Hawaii for vacation with his wife and son, after working in AUS. He was stuck in AUS for a few days but safe. He finally got to Hawaii but I think the vacation was kind of a goner.
Cyn. is now a mother of two boys, her dad would be so proud of his daughter, her husband and their two boys... What a handful! We will swim Alcatraz together for many years and see her boys in their first swims.
CHH and his wife have 2 beautiful children, one boy and one girl both terminally cute and smart. They are growing up loved, safe and busy. The parents are amazing folks.
I did OK today, called Cyn on the way home. After my swim, I'm having a beer and toasting my friends and hoping they hold on to some of the cool problems for me when fixing systems elsewhere and save me one beer. I don't drink much!
I remember all the times the 5 of us got together and I was the designated driver because I hated beer. Well, one in memory and love is doable and not bad tasting.
Sorry J, I'm drinking your beer.... Healing is happening, a year at a time hopefully for everyone.