Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Show And Tell Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday Ladies!
Today I am linking up with Andrea for Show And Tell Tuesday!  Be sure to grab the graphic and link up too!

Today we are telling about where we were on 9/11.  September 11, 2001 was one of those days that no matter how much time passes, I will always remember the events of that day, as if it was just yesterday.
I was living in NJ, 4 months pregnant with Jack.  I had sent Brooke and Harrison off to school just like any other normal day.  I was making cupcakes, with the TV on in the background, when I remember seeing the awful images that are forever etched in our memories.  I remember my husband calling me asking if I heard, and I remember numerous calls with my mom, who was stranded in the airport in Florida, she was supposed to fly home that day.  I remember feeling complete panic and that I wanted to go and pick my kids up from school, and that like most of America, I sat glued to the TV watching the awful events unfold that day.  I remember just sitting there, full of pregnancy hormones, just sobbing in disbelief that this was happening.  The images were so graphic, and my heart just broke for the families, the victims and every single American.
I remember getting a phone call that evening from my grandmother saying that my cousins's brother in law, who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, was unaccounted for....my heart immediately sank.  All of a sudden this awful tragedy hit home a bit more.  Sadly, it wasn't long after that we did infact get confirmation that he was one of the MANY innocent victims of that day. 
Thomas Cahill...only 36 years old.
My heart was broken, for so many people I had never met and for my cousin Kelly, her husband Chris and their entire family. 

The images that are forever in our memories.
We will NEVER forget!



  1. Sometimes it's hard to believe that such a horrific act of violence happened in our lifetime. Thanks for sharing, Kimm!

  2. Oh my! IT was such a tragic day that still gives me chills. I hate that you knew someone involved. So so sad.

    1. It's so sad and to have seen firsthand a family go through this type of loss was heartbreaking. It's just something you can never get over and never make sense of.

  3. Wow, I am so sorry for your cousin's family's loss. It's amazing how all these years later the feelings are still so raw. In some ways it feels like yesterday, and in others it feels like a lifetime ago.
    -Erin (No Bohns About It)

    1. I totally get that! It's ine of those things that you will just never ever forget. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!