Tuesday, September 11, 2012


These pics were taken two years ago when we were in NYC. That's the memorial under construction in the background. I remember being surprised at how small the space actually is when you see it in person. It looks so immense on t.v. 

It is a sobering sight. In a way, I'm glad we got to see it while it was still a gaping hole. It made me feel...sad, angry, frightened.

These were taken from a taxi heading back up town. Someday I would like to visit the completed memorial.

Every year, on September 11th, we light this beautiful Waterford Thomas Jefferson Lamp. We put it in the window...it casts a soft glow all day and into the night...the facets sparkle. It is the way we remember.

Enjoy the day,


  1. The events of that day are etched in my mind, both the horror and the bravery. I too feel a range of emotions for the lost of live a and the shattered lives of those who survived and freedom that we all lost because of that horrible incident.



  2. Hi Robyn,
    Oh yes we must all never forget. We were there 2 weeks after it happened and it was devastating and so unreal. Two years later the ground had been dug up - and things were moving...but oh my how I'd love to see it now.
    I love your tradition of honoring those who died.

  3. That day will never be forgotten by any of us, which I imagine is how those alive to experience Pearl Harbor will never forget. For myself, living in a DC suburb and having my husband working 4 blocks from the Capitol and my daughter in college 2 blocks from the White House, it was horrifyingly real and close. That morning I was driving to a doctor's appointment in Arlington, VA, and as I rounded a curve in the highway, I saw the smoke from the Pentagon. Taken all together, it was a personally horrifying set of events. I think none of us can truly imagine how horrific that time was for the families with loved ones in the buildings and the families with loved ones as first responders entering those burning buildings. No, we are all changed forever and can never forget. And thank goodness those victims will finally receive financial help for the illnesses that resulted from their heroic efforts.

  4. A beautiful post. 9/11 will always be remembered. So vividly. It was too close to home for me.

  5. Hello Robyn, we will never forget, unity was felt all over the world. I also light a candle for the fallen,God Bless America.Blessings Francine.

  6. I too light a candle in remembrance of those fallen, their families, and our brave soldiers. Your Waterford candle is lovely and Annie too. Blessings, Julie.

  7. What a wonderful way to remember those who lost their lives that terrible day. Take care, janice

  8. Robyn ~
    I will NEVER forget.
    God Bless America.
    Hugs :)

  9. I, too, lit a candle early in the day....about the time I dropped my son at school that day and heard the news....and went to face my staff in a government agency and make some kind of sense of a situation that was devoid of it. How that wretched day is etched and scarred in our very beings.....Robin

  10. What a lovely sentiment, to light the lamp in the window. I love that. It's so gentle and beautiful.