Two years ago Diane Sawyer did a story on the children and babies who lost their dads on 9/11. Many mothers were pregnant on 9/11, when their husbands died. Many of the dads were firefighters and other rescue workers.
The moms had to go on. They had to keep living — for their kids.
It’s been 7 years since that day. Seven years without a Daddy.
I wasn’t a mother 7 years ago. I was working from home that morning, but was quickly called in after the attacks happened. Summoned to the newsroom where I spent three days cropping and uploading AP photos for readers to see on OrlandoSentinel.com.
Now that I am a mother, it’s even harder to hear stories about families being torn a part. Let’s take today to remember the Mommys and Daddys who lost their lives that day, and to be thankful for the time we still have with our kids.
- See the photo slideshow from Sawyer’s report in 2005, on ABCnews.com.
- ‘‘9/11: THe Day I Became a Mother” from Momlogic.com
- Remembering 9/11 at The White House.
- “We Remember …” from CNN.com