September 11, 2001: In Memoriam

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was sitting at the computer finishing up a college work assignment, 9 months pregnant with my daughter Lelya and I received a call to turn on the TV. I gasped as I watch smoke spewing from the Pentagon, which was only a short distance away in comparison from my location in Maryland.

I couldn’t imagine being there nor at Ground Zero, in the midst of confusion. I can’t IMAGINE what the people there went through.

For those who lost their lives, their loved ones, their children and parents are still here. Grab someone, tell them you love them. Life is beautiful and life is precious. Don’t take it for granted. So many of us do.

To those survivors and those left behind, keep your head up. Your loved one would want you to keep going.

Prayers and Blessings,

Sonita M. Leak
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