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Monday, May 2, 2011

Not What I Planned...

Today I was hoping to write about the amazing time I had at the Milblog Conference Reception on Friday night. Or about our Anniversary Weekend... but there is a big news buzz that cannot go unmentioned.

Plus I left my camera at home so I don't have the pictures I wanted to accomodate the other posts available :P

Sunday we kept things pretty low key, I will write about our anniversary tomorrow hopefully... but we had actually gone to bed when Ryan got a text. This is sometime after 11pm. I looked and told him it was a CNBC news alert and he told me to just ignore it, it was probably about the market in Japan or something. His phone flashes all night if you don't check the message so I told him I'd check it regardless.

I read it and saw Bin Laden was killed. I rolled over and told Ryan and he was in the living room turning on CNN before I barely finished my sentence. We watched Obama's speech, which I thought was very good personally, and then I had to convince Ryan why going to the White House at midnight was not a good idea... ie the metro is closed, we cannot drive down there, and you have work in about five hours ... so we went back to bed.

It was a very surreal feeling to sit there and listen to the President speak, my head resting on my husband's shoulder, both of us as still as statues. I remembered being 14 years old and in Spanish class when the news of 9/11 broke. I remembered being terrified living so close to New York City, scared for the safety of my family, friends and myself. The nightmares of planes and fire that were in my nightmares seemed to last forever.

But we began to heal. Our country slowly knitted self together as that strange name slowly came into focus. Osama Bin Laden. Blame. The image of a bearded man with a large gun smiling at the results gave me chills.

I never expected to marry into the military, but I did. My husband pledged his life to our country because of 9/11. Our lives are forever changed from it. I pray the troops do not suffer reprecussions from this, that our people stay safe both here and abroad. And although I know it is wrong to celebrate death... I won't for a second pretend I am not unhappy about it. I think he got exactly what he deserved. That is just my opinion. It is my blog, I tend to throw that out there a lot.

May the souls of those lost in 9/11 (and in the war since then) rest a little easier. May their families feel some comfort. God Bless America.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you! I hope this helps the families feel some type of closure!


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