We Remember

by mandy lipka

A mindful moment in honor of the day that changed our worlds.

Sitting in World History next to one of my best friends, I watched NYC Skyline in awe as my field hockey coach turned on the TV just in time for us to witness the second tower. Pretty sure Kurt solidified his future with Marines in that instant. The shock, confusion, empathy, and pain were heavy on us all.

But what I truly will never forget is my first visit back to the towers while looking at colleges. Mom, Lauren and I stood watching the cleanup, reading the notes, smelling the flowers along the outskirts of the hole in our hearts. Just then, I noticed a little girl, not more than 4 years old, look up to her mother and say in the most incredible little voice, “Mommy, I miss daddy.”

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