Today is our 10th wedding anniversary. Because of the events of 9/11/01, this day will always be a bittersweet celebration for us. I had a friend on Flight 11, and Fiona had a friend in the North Tower. We can't imagine the pain and grief suffered by the families of those who were lost. We will always remember the bravery of the men and women who fought tirelessly to save their fellow citizens in the days that followed. We will always be thankful for the sacrifices of the troops who went to avenge us in the months and years to follow.
But we also feel strongly that those who were lost to us due to the events of that day would agree that we should not let this day be a day of mourning alone. Like us, other couples were wed on that day. Children were born on that day. To co-opt a phrase from those days, if we let them take our joys and triumphs from us, then the terrorists have won.
We are heading up to Maine for a relaxing weekend without the children. We hope to have a great time. We are very thankful for our friends watching after our children while we are away.
Fiona, you have made the last ten years of my life my happiest, and I can't wait to post about the next ten in 2019.
I love you more than you can know.
Friday, September 11, 2009
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