My story is appearing today on Mamalode… I will do my best to update this page with the link today, but frankly, today just really really sucks for me.
I did have two pictures I wanted to share with you.
First is a picture of a gift from the Firefighter I delivered water with around Ground Zero. (I seriously would love to talk to him. Are you him? Do you know him? If so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
He said that this Beanie Baby that he said his daughter had given him. He told me to hold on to it and to remember him always. Trust me, I will NEVER FORGET.
Next is a picture of a Rosary that was given to me by a Chaplin at Ground Zero. I am not Catholic, but I have a deep and abiding faith. There is power in it.
I have so much more I want to say, but right now I just can’t. Never Forget those who died. Never Never Never Forget.
My Red Cross Badge from 9/11.
They collected our Ground Zero badges at the end of the day.
I will Never Forget and will use these sacred objects to make sure no one else does either.
Days after 9/11 I traveled to New York to work with the Red Cross and ended up volunteering at Ground Zero.
I can honestly say I was never the same after being there.
On September 11th Mamalode will be featuring my story, but here in the coming days I am going to post some lead up to it.
I often have trouble putting my experiences into words during this worst time of the year.
I want to begin with sharing something that I have kept to myself all these years.
These two rocks were wedged into my shoes when I got home from Ground Zero that day. I have held tightly to them ever since. Other than my family, they are the first thing I would save in a fire.
I will be sharing with you my experiences at Ground Zero days after 9/11 in a day or two. This is a rough time of the year for The Pappy. We can get through it together though!