This is the first time my posting day fell on September 11. I went back and forth about what to post today. I felt like business as usual was not appropriate when planning my content for the year.  This day has so many feelings attached to it….especially silly for me.

Tragedy and losing loved ones leaves a hole in your heart.

I am sharing parts of my journey to help let go and move on from a past that no longer serves me. My daughter reminded me we should be grateful for what we have received, let go and move on. I wish it were only that easy and simple for my heart. Someone must need to hear this as I feel compelled to share. 

Generally when it comes to touchie subjects I avoid giving my option. However this one is close to my heart as it has affected my daughter growing up so I am sharing it due to the fact it may spare another child from the confusion of not understanding people’s reactions. She is older now so she gets it however she still waits to see what reaction she will receive. I will elaborate but first let’s take a moment to pause for the people that lost their live on September 11, 2001.

September 11th, 2001, began like any other day...but it soon became a day that the world would never forget. 

Every year since 2001 we have taken time, stopped, given a moment of silence, held a vigil and remembered the September 11th attacks which took place in 2001 in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania in what became America’s most deadly terrorist attack in one day of our time. 

Thousands of people lost their lives, a family member, a friend in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda, America faced unprecedented tragedy.

However, the heroism shown by both everyday citizens and first responders of 9/11 will never be forgotten.

Those of us old enough to remember that day our lives were changed. Some more than others. 

We remember those we lost, the heroes who saved lives, and the unity that emerged from the tragedy.

The world stood with America, mourning together, supporting one another. I have never see or experienced anything like it since. The resilience of humanity shone through. The nation united in its efforts to rebuild and recover. 

The Freedom Tower now stands tall, a testament to our resilience and unyielding spirit. Let us never forget the lessons of that day, the importance of unity, love, and the enduring human spirit.

I was so hopeful that tragedy would be a new beginning as to how it would be if we all worked together for the greater good of all. How naive I was. 

Life goes on and the world keeps spinning. Most People forget. Some will never forget.

September 11 is a very special day now to us. 

Three years later September 11, 2004 after eight miscarriages over a period of 13 years and being told we would never have kids. We were blessed with a miracle, a baby girl. We named her Faith, for obvious reasons. I tell her we had to have Faith to have Faith. She laughs.

Growing up whenever she is asked when her birthday was she receives a gasp or an oh my! Which she did not understand when she was little. Frankly it was a bit disheartening. She would ask why do people feel that way about my birthday? I would respond with for us it is a great day!

While we take a moment of silence for September 11th 2001. We also celebrate miracles that happen and continue to happen everyday. I am grateful for my September 11th miracle. She reminds me everyday how lucky we are and that life is what you make of it.

I could have accepted what we were told. That we would never have a child. However, I did not believe that. I was taught growing up that life is what you make of it. I knew with everything in me we would have a child of our own and with every Doctor that gave me that answer You will not have children I grew more determined to have a baby.  

I saw the good in people on September 11 2001. I saw that if you surround yourself with those kinds of people and when we work together anything is possible. I saw that some people are not meant to be in our lives forever. Some are there to teach you a lesson, good or bad and move on. How you react to that information, how you receive it, what you do with that information is up to you. 

You never know what is going to happen in life. You can only control how you react and respond to the information you have at the time.  

You get to choose how your life will be! I am not going to lie, it is not easy. There has been a lot of pain and loss.

An important lesson that I learned in my past is to never ever give up: Always persevere. If you fall down, then get back up and try again. It doesn’t matter if it is the first time, or the millionth time, you must always get back up again. Regardless of what challenges you are facing, you have to keep pushing forward. Life isn’t going to slow down for you, so you have to do the work. Each time you get up, that is more character, more strength you have developed. It is always important to set goals for yourself. Never stop reaching for the stars. Sometimes tomorrow is about learning from yesterday.

 Happiness is a choice. 

Connect with people that have what you want and learn from them. There are people out there who are willing to help give their time and teach what they learned. This is what I am doing. Teaching what I have learned. This is why I share. I am grateful to the people who have helped me along the way and am paying it forward.

September 11 will always be a special day to our family we were given a blessing that keeps on giving to the world. If you ask someone their birthday and they answer with September 11th say Aww you must be special… it is a special day.