10 yrs and it seems like only yesterday...

 What was supposed to be another beautiful day turned out to be a nation's worst nightmare. Which will never be forgotten. So many innocent lives were lost. Many days full of hope and questions unanswered. I have been sitting in front of my computer for two hours now, deleting and writing and deleting again. I finally put the other post in my saved pile and decided that I am still not ready to talk about what happened that day, I've never been able to to talk to my family or anyone else about what happened during that time that I went "missing". I know that someday I have to be able to be strong enough to let it all out in the open. One thing is for sure September 11,2001 is the day I lost my innocence!

 My thoughts and prayers to all of the innocent people that lost their lives on September 11,2001 - They will never be forgotten. 

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

- Eskimo Proverb

Karina xoxo


  1. i thought of you yesterday while i was watching the service, and wondered about where you would have been that day. Maybe one day if i'm priviledged enough, you might tell me about it.
    Love and hugs to you!xx

  2. wow ten years! but the present is most important and that you are here...thank you for the wonderful b-day wishes and I like the sound of 40 is the new 30! I love you my sister in NY muuuaaahhh!

  3. i am so happy that you were "found."

    although i am sure a part of your heart will always be missing, i hope that living through has shown you the great capacity in your heart for love, love and love.

  4. I thought about you all day yesterday knowing how especially hard this day must have been for you. I can't imagine what it must have been like to have been there that day. Or even after to look up at the beautiful skyline and see those magnificiant buildings missing. It just isn't right. I can't believe it's been 10 years. I'm so thankful God has always kept you and my sweet NYC family safe, although not unscared :( I'm thankful to have been there with you during the news of Bin Laden's death. You have no idea how much it means to me to have experienced Ground Zero & Battery Park for the first time with you and Miguelito and twinkie at my side. I will never forget it. Yesterday during the Dallas Cowboys game they had a beautiful tribute. They played in NY against the Jets and so they showed the lights shining in the night sky and that symbolism gave me chills. Hearing the National Anthem and Amazing Grace in bagpipes with the huge flag covering the field and seeing the players and the coaches all wearing fire department and police officer hats - it was all so moving. It brought us all to tears! We will never forget...I'm thankful for the military men and women - the brave and selfless - who sacrifice much to give us our freedom. When I think of 9/11 it makes me think of all the times we had to say goodbye to my brother Marco the three different times he was deployed. The fear and heartbreak in my mom as she hugged her son goodbye praying for his safety. I'm thankful God brought him home to us! I get so emotional thinking about it all! I love you so much Karina. I'm so glad we walked hand in hand in your strong, beautiful city!! xo

  5. I don't think anyone will ever forget that day, yes NYC moved on (my husband says, it's in a NYer's blood to be strong), as it should have, but the skyline and City are forever changed. It's such an odd feeling to look at the City and not see those iconic towers there anymore. Hearing all the countless stories of that day, brought it back. My status on fb read, "10 years ago today...no words" because part of me thinks how can you sum up shock? Would like to hear your story, when you are ready, as 10 years later, I am still at a loss for words.

  6. It truly was a horrific day and it will never be forgotten. Whenever I think of New York I think of you!

    P.S. I just wanted to give Miguelito a belated happy birthday. And I still have to send your gift! I'm soo sorry. xx

  7. I was thinking of you the other day, knowing that you were there when it all happened. I can't even begin to imagine how it must've affected you, considering it affects us badly all the way down in Australia.


    x Jasmine