Thursday, September 11, 2008
I remember exactly where I was and how I felt on that tragic September 11th, 2001. We were living with my in-laws at the time and I was pregnant with Lily. It was early in the morning and we were going about our usual day getting Madeline ready for school. The phone rang, and Brandon answered. It was my mother telling us to watch the news.
The Today show has always been my favorite morning news program and I will never forget watching Matt Lauer and Katie Couric as they tried to help America make sense of the events that were happening. Throughout that day I felt sick in my stomach and deep sorrow in my heart and felt an enormous need to watch the coverage...it felt so surreal. I remember having thoughts that day about whether bringing another child into this evil world was a good idea after all.
I will never forget that it was Taylor's 15th birthday. And even though it was the most tragic of tragic days that our country had ever experienced, it was also still Taylor's birthday. We all went to Red Robin to celebrate. There was a very somber feeling at the restaurant that night and it felt wrong to celebrate when so many were suffering. But celebrate we did.
So today is September 11th, 2008. Taylor's 22nd birthday! I've mentioned how great Taylor is before. But, today I wanted to wish him a very Happy birthday! From all of us and especially from the Boy. We love you and miss you!