We Will Never Forget

Remembering

I know it’s Worksheet Wednesday, but given that today is September 11th, we wanted a truly special worksheet to share. We came up completely blank.

As many of you recall, Aimée and I met while our husbands were in graduate school in Washington D.C. Living just miles from the Pentagon, we experienced September 11th first hand and lived and worked in our nation’s capital as things were rebuilt. I know this day is a painful one for many, and it is difficult for me to believe it has already been 12 years because the wounds in my heart and images in my mind seem so fresh.

The girls have school pictures today, and I remember when they brought home the order forms last week with the date “September 11th” in bold, black print, I felt a mixture of shock and sadness. I’m not upset at the photographer or the school, the shock is an involuntary reaction of seeing that date that I think I will always have.

Today, although we must go about our lives — feeding babies, changing diapers, folding the laundry — we will be remembering. And if you see a few tears in our eyes, you will know why.

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Bettijo

Founder at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.

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