I moved to Michigan in June of 2000 but was born and raised in New Jersey with New York City as my "backyard". When 9|11 happened, I was 6 months pregnant with my first child. Above was the first time visiting the city and the memorial with my sister and nephew. Unbelievable to this day still and so moving.
Growing up, the bus or train would carry us into the city so often to museums and Broadway shows; whether it was a class trip or family outing. Even when I was little I would spend the day on occasion wandering the streets with my father. My sister worked in Manhattan for a decade. My brother-in-law was supposed to have a meeting in one of the towers that day. I have friends who still live and work in the city. Up to this current day, anytime something comes on about 9|11, I can't pull away.
Until next time... XO