On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers will join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11.Each person will pay tribute to a single victim. We will honor them by remembering their lives,and not by remembering their murderers.
I am not American. I do not know anyone who was personally affected by this act of savegery. But I am a human being, And as so I hurt for those who died. Those who have to live on without thier loved ones, and for the babies who have been born since, never having the chance to be held by their daddies.
The morning of September 11th, I was sleeping when the first plane hit. I had found out on August 9th that I was pregnant with Blue Boy. We lived with my Mother In Law at the time. She came downstairs and woke me up by saying "World War Three has started. Someone has attacked America." I assumed she was exagerating as is her want. I hoped she was exagerating. I came to the Tv intime to see the second plane hit. And there I sat rooted for hours watching coverage. Rainbow Man did not get breakfast. I wondered about the baby inside me, and weather we should be bringing a child into a world where this type of disgisting behavior can happen. I cried. I obsessed about the victems. I was horrified to find out about the women who were pregnant and lost their partners in the attack. I was pregnant along side of them. When Blue Boy was born, I looked at my husband and was thankful he was by my side, when so many other people had lost theirs.
The Victim I was assigned to remember is Matthew Carmen Sellitto. He was 23 year old. He had a Mother and a father who loved him. His mother kept a journal to help her greive. On October 11th she wrote : Can you see me? My heart aches like nothing I have ever experienced.
His father remembers his last phone call. Matthews Black Labrador fills his parents' house in Harding Township, N.J., with occasional barks.
Matthew Started his job with Cantor Fitzgerald in February. Their office was on the 105th floor of the First Tower. He was only a few months older then me.
The United In Memory Group is a "..is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to keep alive the memories of the victims of September 11, 2001 through the United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt™.
The have generously allowed me to share Mathews Quilt Block with you.
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