Wow, 10 years. I remember exactly where I was, I'm sure most people do. I was at home in Michigan, a few months before my wedding, before I started my first job as a PA. I was sleeping, my mom came in to wake me up. I think that we watched TV coverage all day while we ironed table cloths for the wedding. It still just makes my heart ache. I guess that is a good thing, I don't want to forget what happened. We watched the live coverage on MSNBC and it was just what I was watching that morning 10 years ago.
It made me think how things like this are different now that I have a child. My first birthday as a mother was kind of the same way, just different. It's not about me anymore. I am so grateful for a happy healthy baby that I couldn't even think of what I wanted for my birthday. The 10th anniversary was different too. We were watching a really interesting account of 9/11 on CBS and I was crying, of course. Maddy started jumping in her baby station and smiling at me and it just melted my heart. I smiled and clapped and said "YEAH, Maddy is jumping". It makes me just all the more grateful that we are all healthy and happy.