I couldn’t let this day go by without a post. My heart is with those who have lost family and friends. Kevin was there that day. Although we lived in Boston at the time, he was working in NY that day, as he often did. My mom and I were on the phone and both had the Today Show on. I will never forget watching that interrupted broadcast. Kevin beeped in while we were talking and wanted to know what the big crash was–he worked across the street from the Towers. His company told their employees to stay put. When the second plane hit Kevin and his coworkers cleared out of there. What he witnessed that day is hard for him to talk about. He gets together with his coworkers every year. They remember…they remember friends and coworkers who were working at the Trade Center that day…they remember those who have died.
For many hours, I couldn’t get in touch with Kevin. Thankfully, he was among those who had wireless email. He emailed a friend from college and told him to call me. Relief can’t even begin to describe what I was feeling. Gracie remembers the principal coming into her classroom and telling her Kevin was alright. She also knew he was in NY that day. I don’t even remember calling the school. My neighbors even knew. On mornings Kevin went to NY, he always left the light on when he left the house at 4:45am. That day the light was on and neighbors were at my door asking about Kevin and offering support and prayers.
Three years…Kevin says it feels like 20. Take care everyone and again, my heart and prayers to those who have lost.