9/11 ~ This set of numbers needs no explanation. They are filled with horror, sadness, and the resilience of the American spirit. Most people above 5 feet tall could probably tell you exactly where they were 7 years ago today when the first plane hit the WTC, I can. As a country, we were united, people clung to one another, wept, and PRAYED. They put others before themselves.
There are countless stories of heroes that emerged that day~ firefighters, first responders, policeman, the mayor, the office worker that sacrificed for their co-worker, the list goes on. The epitome of COURAGE.
I am going to share again one our favorite quotes as an inspiration to you and as a reminder to me.
"It is not the critic that counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt (Paris Sorbonne, 1910)
Let us never forget and may God Bless America.
The Park Wife