Happy 34th Birthday To My Son On 9/11
Today is my son's 34th birthday, so Happy Birthday Matt! It's also the 13th anniversary of 9/11, which took place on his 21st birthday.
I can't imagine how he felt, looking forward to what is a "once in a lifetime" event for anyone, all geared up to going out with his mates after work to celebrate, and then the news fills up with those terrible events in New York, Washington and Philadelphia, and it just sucks every happy feeling out of you.
It was especially hard for me at the time, as I was living in Indiana while he was in the UK, so not only could I not be there with him on that special day, it was really hard to call him too, since all the phone lines were jammed, and it was nigh on impossible to make an international call.
Fortunately he has managed to sail through that dark day and is a son that any Dad would be proud of. He is now happily married and my first grandchild is 2 1/2 years old, and very much like his Dad in many ways.
So much for me to think about on this day that is special for my son, but which also holds so many sad memories for me.
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