Friday, September 11, 2009

Today still hurts.. 9/11/01 - I will never forget...

Taking a break from the renovation for something much more important.

 Every year it gets less and less raw but today still hurts.. I worked for BEA at the time of the attacks and was a friend of Ed Felt who died on flt 93. He was a brilliant man who actually created the encryption program we used there. After his death the people who knew him placed flowers outside of his office door. And his last voicemail "out of office" message was posted on the internal web site.

I remember calling my friend at the time who lived in NJ and asking him what was happening... and hearing him break down because he didn't know if his best friend who worked in WTC had survived.(he did!)

My son was so upset when I cried that he ran around to find me something and brought back a sock.. made me laugh for a second.

My boss had just hired a new sales rep who was attending the conference being held in the Windows on the World restaurant on the top of the WTC. He didn't make it down.

So today, don't take anyone for granted in your life. Don't assume they will be there tomorrow. Make sure the people you care about it know how you feel.

God Bless America and the families/friends/loved ones of the people that died that day..


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