September 11 2001 | The day my life changed forever
September 11 2001. I feel as if I have lived a thousand different lifetimes since then. Click here to see last year’s thoughts.
This photograph was taken in May of 2001
This is the one and only family photograph I have. Imagine only one photograph of your family? How could that be? I am begging all families out there. Don’t be like me, have your family photo’s taken. One day they may be the only thing you have left. This is the sad truth. I have always said that I am so grateful to be a photographer, my daughters have many photos of themselves with Lloyd. What about those that don’t?
There are still people suffering out there. Look at the first responders and their families. They have to sit and watch their loved ones suffer for doing their job. I respect each and every one of you more than you could imagine
There are also the”Children of 9-11″ who suffer daily
When the good things happen, we remember And there are so many GOOD THINGS! Imagine all the graduations, the accomplishments, the things a parent should be around to witness. Its heart wrenching. It honestly sucks the wind out of me to have to hate September and all it brings every year. My kids are older now, and it is harder. Which child will have memories creep up and first grieve now. Trust me September 11 2001 is still an ongoing issue in my home. Mental Health is so important.
Here is my Plea as a 9-11 Widow
Please don’t post photos on facebook of the Twin Towers on fire. Because It hits me in the gut and then I get into a lost pit of rumination thinking of Lloyd and what he went through. I know you are doing it from your heart, if you must PLEASE block me on the post. If you are friends with my kids, please block them as well. It KILLS us to see it. Please don’t call or text me to say ” I am thinking of you today” I know you are 🙂 I appreciate it, really. If I talk to you daily then call me!
It’s time for a new family photo
And trust me I will put alot of due diligence on which family photographer I will pick.( who am I kidding I already know ) I also won’t wait because time is promised to no one.
I hope every single day I make my girls proud. Because every single thing I have done, is for you. If it weren’t for you I would be lost. You are the reason I am a strong woman. You are the reason I fight for whats right. You are the reason I woke up 18 years ago and decided to live.
I would love to donate a Fine Art Family portrait to a family who has recently suffered the loss of a parent. If you know of anyone please click HERE reach out to me and let me know.