17 Years Since Everything Changed

17 years since everything has changed

17 Years Since Everything Changed It has been 17 years since everything changed. My children were born after this time, and they will never know the world how it once was. A world in which horrible tragedies happen across the ocean. A world in which we felt safe and that where terrorism wasn’t something we thought about on a regular basis. The US went to war less than 18 months after the attack. A war my husband and a lot of yours have fought in. A war that some think should never have happened. A war that might have been …

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What Can I Say About September 11th That Hasn’t Been Said Before

What Can I Say About September 11th That Hasn't Been Said Before

What Can I Say About September 11th That Hasn’t Been Said Before? Every September, as we get closer to the middle of the month, the memories of what happened on September 11th, 2001 come flooding back. I can’t help but think about that entire morning, at least how I experienced it, from the West Coast. I still remember when I realized something not so normal was going on. I still remember going to class, and how not everyone in the room had heard the news. I still remember how that was all we talked about for the next two weeks …

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To My Children Born After 9/11

To My Children Born After 9/11

To My Children Born After 9/11 On 9/11, I was in college. I didn’t become a mom until a few years later. Anyone who remembers 9/11 is probably at least 19 years old. The other day, I was taking my boys to Wendy’s for some frostys, and I started talking to them about 9/11 and how everything changed. That got me thinking about what we can tell our children, the ones that don’t remember the world before everything changed. The ones for whom the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the norm. The ones for whom terrorism has always been …

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