Where Were You When The World Stopped Spinning…

11 years ago.
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That was the NYC sky line.
Beautiful right?
Then all hell broke loose.
Do you remember where you were?
Who dosen’t remember where they were.
I was in the bathroom at County College of Morris when some girl came in HYSTERICALLY crying.
I asked her whats wrong?
I distinctly remember her telling me…
“A plane just slammed into one of the twin towers and my father died!”
I was speechless.
As was the rest of the world.
My heart sank for her.
My heart sank for my dad.
I tried to call my dad.
The call would not go through.
I was petrified for him.
He was supposed to be going into NYC to go to the NY office that we had in the North Tower.
I was lucky enough to finally hear from him.
He was okay!
He didn’t go to NYC.
For some reason he decided he didn’t feel like going to the city that day.
I will forever be thankful that my father did not go to the city that day.
I will also forever be sad for all those who lost their life that terrible day

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The skyline tonight will be lit up like that.
Sad but powerful.
Never Forget.

I happened to be in the city yesterday and on my way home I saw the lights were on.


I managed to snap this picture on my way home.
It’s blurry because I took it while I was driving. 
Seeing this every year is such a reminder of al of those who lost their lives.
Say a prayer today for ALL of those who were impacted in some way or another today.

  Hugs, Nikki

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    Shannon Page says:
    September 11, 2012

    Great post, girl. I’m glad to hear your father didn’t go into the city that day…and my heart breaks for that girl that you shared that moment with! Such a sad sad day:(

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    P!nky says:
    September 11, 2012

    WOW! My heart breaks for your friend :(!

    So glad your dad is safe!

    Thanks for sharing the picture.

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    September 11, 2012

    Wow just got major goosebumps!! I was laying in bed at Rutgers, my roommate walked back into our room from the bathroom said a plane just crashed into the two towers, we turned the tv on just before the second plane hit. I immediately called my dad who was working above grand central station in the MetLife building… No answer & no call for hours! His building had been shut down immediately & then he walked to Brooklyn to get to his mothers. I will never forget that day!!

  4. avatar
    September 11, 2012

    Breaks my heart. I was at college too. Living so close makes it harder. I had so many friends lose their loved ones.

  5. avatar
    September 11, 2012

    Wow! You have such a personal connection with your dad’s story. Amazing! We will never forget.

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    Jane says:
    September 11, 2012

    That is so scary and amazing how things work out like that some times. He just knew not to go. Wow.

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    Beth says:
    September 12, 2012

    What I find most amazing is how many stories I hear of year after year about how someone was supposed to be there but for whatever reason decided not to go that day. Today is always so hard, especially when you’re in the tri-state area.

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    Janna Renee says:
    September 12, 2012

    I can only imagine what 9/11 means to you, since you were there for it…So surreal. It has a new meaning for me this year, since the hubby is over there and we are still fighting this war!

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