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Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9.11.01

I've always needed more than a moment of silent meditation on this day. I don't have the right words. Just love and honor each other. BBDish will return with live feed updates later on this afternoon.



Blogger Annabelle said...

This was perfect. Thank you for giving us perspective.

I love this blog!

September 11, 2009 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger KantroSAK said...

Thank you for remembering... My ex-wife and I were living in NYC at the time and it was so traumatic for both of us!

She worked 4 blocks from the towers and saw it happen from her window... We were on the phone as soon as it happened and while talking, the second plane hit!

The phone lines all went down and I couldn't call her... however we were able to communicate online..

Insane week to say the least!!

September 11, 2009 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

God Bless Bless Us All

September 11, 2009 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Julius said...

Good morning Carolyn, on this day of reflection and thanks!!!

Should have figured that you would do something that showed the class we have all come to expect from this site...

I never had the privledge to see that image in person, but remember those towers rising above the New York skyline just as we all did on that fateful day...

A day of prayer and reflection, indeed...

September 11, 2009 at 5:46 AM  
Blogger Brook said...


September 11, 2009 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger ScottinMiami said...

Please also reflect on those whose boots are in the sand half way around the world

September 11, 2009 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger HanHaysMom said...

GOD Bless America!

September 11, 2009 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Alex and all of those who lost loved ones and friends that fateful day my thoughts and prayers are with today and everyday.

Bless you all

September 11, 2009 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger Lucky13 said...

Love, Respest and Rememberance ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

September 11, 2009 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

God Bless America!!! Remembering those who fell,and those who continue to serve around the world.....

September 11, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Marci said...

My prayers go out to all those personally affected by September 11, 2001.

Including all the courageous men and women lost and injured fighting this evil.

And a special prayer goes out to Patti and Sarah Hensley. You are in my thoughts daily.

God Bless America!

And thank you Carolyn for never forgetting.

September 11, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Gerri said...

I remember it like it was yesterday even though I was on the opposite coast. Let us take time and reflect & remember.

It's also a celebration for my nephew and his girlfriend in New Jersey - their little daughter Jillian Rose is one year old today!

September 11, 2009 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger WendyLady33 said...

"Sheding Light"

From one side of the world to the other
we have all been affected
by the shocking events of Sept. 11. 2001.
A Word of Thanks to all the
men and women around the world
of Police, Medical, Postal
and Firefighter Departments, for having placed
and continuing to place their lives on the front
lines of this here war on terrorism.

A prayer for all Military Departments
and Personnel involved in this war
against terrorism. That the men and
women return safely, and that they and
their families be comforted during
the passing holidays.

A Special prayer for all the surviving
families and friends of the victims of Sept. 11, 01
all around the world who will now face life, without
their loved ones, in a physical form...

A prayer for those who have lost their
livelyhoods, that they may rebuild
and be comforted.

A prayer for the opressed peoples of
Afganistan that they may be able
to rebuild their lives, towns,
and country.


by Susan Stone Salas

September 11, 2009 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Beautiful as always Carolyn! May God bless us and keep us today and always!!

Never let us forget those that died that day and the ones continuing to sacrifice for all of us!

September 11, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger JudyD said...

Hi Carolyn and to all BBDishers,
I had posted this on a earlier post.I thought it would be better if those who hadn't read it before could do so now.I truly hope it helps all of us get through this today.

We Will Never Forget

Dedicated to the memory of those lost and the heros' of September

We will never forget that freedom
comes at a cost,

On that fateful day in September of the lives that were lost.

Why did this tragedy happen to
you and to me,

All we ever wanted was to live,love
and be free.

We live in a country where our
freedom rings true,

Standing tall beneath our flag the
ole red,white and blue.

They thought to make us live our
lives in great fear,

Oh how wrong they were it only
caused us pain and tears.

Now we have come togetheras
one nation to say,

We will never forget,we are strong and are here to stay.

To the American people and to those who have lost loved ones and to the many heros of 9/11.I wrote this in the hopes that we will never forget and come together as one in the battle for freedom.With all my love and prayers to all.

Written by me JudyD in Tennessee

September 11, 2009 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Autumn said...

You are so right ! May we all take more than a minute or two to remember those all that lost their lives!


September 11, 2009 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger ǝuoʎuɐzǝɥʇ said...

This is honestly one of my favorite things about your blog, Carolyn. Every single time you get me. Love you lots! I'm glad that each and everyone one of you are a part of life, even if it is only for a few months a year.

I wish you all well.

September 11, 2009 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger olemma said...

We will never forget those we lost on that horrible day. Prayers to all the families.

September 11, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger ronap said...

I will never forget that day or anything about it. I remember watching the news that morning as it happened, and trying to explain it to my son. Thank you for the rememberance.

September 11, 2009 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger NinjaGirl said...

What a lovely tribute to all those who lost loved ones and friends on that fateful day. Thank you for all you do.

September 11, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

GOD Bless America.

September 11, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger JulieB said...

A day of prayer, reflection and kindness.

Thank you Carolyn. And take all the time you need, I think a pause is required and puts it in perspective.

To all of you impacted, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

September 11, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all who were lost on 9/11/01. Let us also remember our Nation's soldiers on battlefields far from home and for the men & woman on U.S. soil that are diligently defending our nation and keeping us safe.

We must join with every American in the fierce and solemn promise: never again!

In Memory of My Brother:
James Thomas Fitzgerald, Jr. "Jimmy" / 1-28-50 to 9-11-95.

Carolyn, thank you for giving us this opportunity & outlet to reflect today.

September 11, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Stephanie from the West Coast said...

I remember, and I will never forget.

September 11, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger mommahello said...

Wonderful tribute. God bless AMERICA!

September 11, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Gerri said...

I remember this day like it was yesterday even though I was a few thousand miles away.

A year ago today I shared the joy in the birth of my great niece (and nephew who died at 5 months). Happy Birthday Jillian Rose!

September 11, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger nolegs41 said...

GOD Bless America!


September 11, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger viewtiful said...

Beautiful photo Carolyn, thank you for that.
One of the special touches that make this blog so popular and unique

September 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Jim H said...

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

(From In Flanders Fields by John McRae)

September 11, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Tallen said...

Carol, thank you taking the day, A much remembered day that shall we never forget.

September 11, 2009 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Thanks, everyone.

New Top Post!

September 11, 2009 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger bic1221 said...

Thank you, Carolyn.

I was working in mid-town on that fateful day. My co-workers and I could see the towers from our office windows. Afterward, most of us were in shock. Later that day I walked through Times Square on my way home. All the neon lights were lit but the streets were deserted. It was surreal.

Spending the day reflecting on what we've lost and being thankful for what we have.

September 11, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

That is a beautiful photo Carolyn thank you for posting. While a great many Americans will never forget 9-11-01, I am afraid some have forgot that horrible day, and to many ppl have let their guard down. We must never forget that painful day nor should we ever forget about all the great men and woment serving this great country keeping us safe. This morning on the news they were showing the events as it happened minute by minute. I didnt want to see it again after watching it as it happen 8 years ago. It was too painful to watch then and it still is. My family and I will never forget the tragedy of that day, and all the pain of so many families that lost love ones. God Bless America and we can not and must not ever forget.

September 11, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Sunny said...

Thank You Carolyn...

In Rememberence of the day the world stood still.
All our lives were effected in one way or another.

Today our prayers and thoughts are with all who lost family and loved ones on that horrible September day.

September 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Sunny said...

If anyone would like to see a tribute I think is the best Ive ever seen. Click my name here... to go to my profile... click my name in blue... click the WTC tribute pic.

I also have it on my "myspace"

I hope thats ok Carolyn.

September 11, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

Sunny, thank you so much for sharing that beautiful video.

September 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

That picture is absolutely awesome. Thank you again, Lovely Carolyn, for a wonderful, peaceful place we can all come to and feel togetherness.
I love ya, girl. :)

September 11, 2009 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Sherry C said...

It has always been a little surreal sharing a birthday with this day. The thought that came to my mind when I woke to this on 9/11/2001 was first,"it's my birthday!," followed with, "oh, it's not all about me." And that thought remains to this day...it's not all about me.

September 11, 2009 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger kim said...

God Bless America
My prayers & love to all those affected by 9/11.

September 11, 2009 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Sherry it must be hard have to celebrate your birthday today, but thats what everyone is doing, they are celebrating those lives that were lost. They are remembering all the wonderful times they shared. So you get to celebrate life on a very special day.

Happy Birthday!!!!

September 11, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

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