I remember 8 years ago today coming to work. It was a Tuesday morning. It was an exciting day for 2 of my fellow employees. They would be flying to Las Vegas to attend Hearts on Fire University. This is an exciting training seminar put on by the Hearts on Fire company to teach us all about their diamonds. We were putting out the jewelry in the morning before the store opened, and we got a phone call. "Turn on the news" they said. "A plane hit the World Trade Center in NY." We turned on the Today Show and began watching the days events unfold. Our first thought was our 2 employees that were going to fly to Las Vegas later that day. Of course their flight was cancelled. Then our thoughts went out to the Hearts on Fire companies employees. They were flying out that morning to Las Vegas from Boston. We heard later that day, that everyone either made it to Las Vegas safely, or they did not end up going.
I just remember being at work, watching the news and wanting to be with my family. My daughter was only 7 months old at the time. When I came home that night, she was bouncing in her excersaucer happy as could be. She had no idea what had transpired that day. I kept thinking, the world just changed before our eyes, and my daughter will grow up in it. All I could do was hold her tight.
I can't believe it has been eight years. Although time passes, I will never forget how I felt that day. Today, I take time to remember all of the people who lost their lives, all the people who helped save others and the families of both. I also thank everyone who serves for our freedom to help prevent such a horrible tragedy happening again. We will never forget! ~ Melissa