Just crazy, that 11 years ago, we were watching as our country was attacked...vulnerable, afraid of what was to come.
And here we are, 11 years later...that day just a horrible nightmare for many of us. It struck me last night as I was planning out my "In the Kitchen with Gram" post, how far away that day now seems. How that horrible day, how all of those emotions have been diluted with time. The hurt still there, but shoved very far back, piled under 11 years worth of life.
Remember how our country rallied together? The patriotism was palpable...and now, 11 years later, in a heated election year, our country feels so divided. So "us against you".
I was asking my father-in-law what our country was like when he was young...if it was this fiercely bi-partisan. His immediate answer was a very strong, no. It was not like this...I wonder if we'll ever get back to a place where the left don't hate the right and vice versa.
Pipe dreams, probably.
My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones on that horrific day 11 years ago. My heart remains hopeful that our country will continue to rally, and perhaps one day, be as united as we were in those days immediately following September 11th, 2001.
God Bless America!!!