Originally Posted by Just1More
Maybe the reality is more in my face than it is for others, since dh is a Marine. For starters, dh is a Marine BECAUSE of 9/11. He literally completely and totally changed the course of his/our lives that day. Secondly, it comes up in my daily life. "Mama, why is Daddy in Afghanistan." Well, and I sighed and took a deep breath...and I told my sweet 5yo all about that day.
9/11 is why my midwife chose to practice at Camp LeJeune. It was her way of giving back.
9/11 is why DH decided without a doubt, sitting in band class and terrified that his brother... a Marine who had an office in the pentagon... was in that part of the building... decided to follow in his brothers footsteps (later, finding out the president was in Florida, his family was very relieved to find out that BIL was down there as well, as his job at the time was with Marine One... the helicopter that transports the president)
9/11 was a horrible horrible thing, but it changed SO many peoples lives for the better afterward because the choices they made because of it. As happens with almost any horrible event.
We taught DS about it last year, during DHs 2 week leave home from Kuwait/Iraq... and plan on teaching DD about it tomorrow (if I'm not in labor) I think it is very important for them to understand, especially since DH, BIL and my own brother are all military... as well as my little sister who is joining the Navy and myself, former Army (pre-9/11)
But that said... as I already said I would LOVE to have my daughter tomorrow because it is my mothers second birthday. I think it would be a great birthday gift to her... and because of moms remission birthday the day has already taken on a whole new meaning of life going on for us.
(Sorry for typing so much, I just wore myself out cleaning the livingroom... lol so Im tired and rambly... but it gave me the awesome idea to make my mom a second-birthday cake!)