Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's Been a Decade

I don't know about you, but I can't believe it's been 10 years since 9/11. I have spent alot of this past week thinking. Thinking about how naive I was back then (I was 19), how my heart breaks for all the families. And how different my family's life would be if it never happened. I know that the majority of you know that I'm a military wife. My hubby went in before 9/11 and we assumed that he'd just do his service and never have to get deployed. But before he was even out of his training after basic everything changed. So instead of being a peace-time Airman, his ENTIRE military career to this point has been in wartime. Thankfully we've been lucky and he's only deployed twice in 10 years. I know that in this day and age that is NOT the norm and we never take that for granted.
People always talk about how many lives were lost on that day ten years ago. But really, that total is much, much higher. How many soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have died fighting to rid the world of those who committed and backed this horrible deed? The fight is ongoing. Sometimes I feel like so much of America only remembers that day when it rolls around on the calendar every year. But for those who lost a loved one, and for those of us who are military families, that day never leaves you. We remember it. Every. Single. Day.
So here I am ten years, three kids and countless military assignments later and I am still a PROUD American military wife. God bless our great nation and the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to keep her free.
(These scrapbook pages were made using the "Called to Duty" digital scrapbooking pack from There's still time to get in the drawing for the free download valued at $40).


The Learned Lady said...

Love the pics, especially the family shot at the end... special thanks to Bobby and you for all you guys have done and continue to do for our country!

Andy's Bethy said...

I love the quote you have on the first scrapbook page. Did you write that? I would like to copy it down and perhaps use it sometime on my blog and would like to know if I need permission.
And no, I can't believe it has been a decade. To those of us in the military it is remembered every day.

Jen said...

@ Andy's Bethy: That comment was one I found when I googled quotes about military families. I took that quote from a letter written by an anonymous civilian wife to a military wife.