That night I did a great deal of soul searching. What did I want from life? What did I hope to gain? Had I done everything that I had wanted to? Had I done all I could do for my children? What about my children? Would there life be ending soon? They would not grow up and experience love, college or a long life? So many questions and so many fears. Would a plane crash in Wisconsin? Would the United States ever make it through this?
No I wanted my children to grow up! I wanted them to experience life. I didn't want to see so much fear anxiety or death. I wasn't done with my genealogy...I had so much more to find out! I was interested in a person that I worked with and others were telling me to ask him out. No way....he was younger...I had kids....he was younger...I had kids....NO WAY! After that day's events I decided what was I waiting for. He could only say NO!
I asked him out the next day and he said YES! Eventually we ended up getting married and having a daughter of our own besides my three sons. So while others went through so much sadness, grief and pain that fateful day ended up being one that changed my life for good. I only wish my moment of happiness would not have been due to so much pain that others had to endure. It is a day that the people of the United States should not forget. A day that should be remembered so that we never forget what others endured so that we may still be here!