9/11 – a Decade Later

I know this is a “family driven” blog but I’m going to veer away from the “family” aspect of it all for a moment.

Among the many things that I am, one of the biggest is anxiety ridden. If there was ever a poster child for Prozac, next to Lindsay Lohan, I’d be it.

September 11 is one of my most angsty days ever. This year was no different, except it was. 10 years have past since that horrid day. That, combined with the fact that I’m due any minute with this little ladybug (hello, hormones!), I think I managed to hold myself together, although I’m sure E wishes I was able to take Prozac.

I manage to make it through the days with only crying once. Yesterday was no different. One of my shipmates from the Boat Days had posted a video that I had seen before but wanted to share with with more than just my FB friends and family.

I know it sounds heartless but I get so tired of seeing “I was on my way to my {insert year that I was in college} algebra class” or “I was sleeping”. If you were on your way to your sophmore algebra class and you heard, from a friend, that a plane hit the tower, ok fine. But I can guarantee you that hearing the statements didn’t impact your entire life. Yes, I’m assuming but my PTSD gets the best of me and I turn into a raging bitch.

For some of us, it did.

http://coastguardnews.com/remembering-911/2011/09/11/

The ship in this video is the ship I was stationed on from 2000 to 2004. It was my home, my family, what I was standing for. I guess you could say, at that stage in my life, I was “hard for the Guard”. (go ahead and make fun of me. I make fun of myself)

This pic was taken on 5.14.2001.
I was in NYC for their Annual Fleet Week. No one realized that just 4 months from then, we’d be living down in NYC, cleaning up one of the worst disasters to ever have happened on American Soil

 

 

 

These are the anti-missle diversion mechs when they’re activated
 

 

Probably one of the most iconic pictures of 9.11.01.
It’s not hard to find this pic and I was able to see this and snap this when I got into the city to survey Ground Zero
 

 

Govenor’s Island and Manhattan, as seen Post 9/11, from a helo
 

 

Taken from a small boat, as we were headed back to the Ship from Staten Island
 

 

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