by TJ

Jonathan, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I miss you as much as I did that day. The fear, the shock, the anger, the grief. All delayed as I lived on with Matthew and awaited the birth of Hannah.

They can rebuild the Tower, but not our lives. That was taken away from us forever when the tower fell. No one imagined it would. All I could do was watch helplessly. Now, I am not helpless. I offer you back to the God who gave you to me for a time. This week, through my post to Gordon's blog and the memorial service I will let go of your hand. But, in doing so, I give it over to that of my heavenly Father. I cannot hang on. I must let go. But, God will hold your hand. And He will never let go.

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Oct 19, 2011
by: Janelle

Thanks TJ,

I'm glad to hear that you had a better year this year. And that you are willing to share. I doubt you will have enough room here to copy the blog post, but I'd be happy to see the link.

Oct 19, 2011
About 9/11
by: TJ

I will be glad to share. I had a better year this year, for several reasons...great supportive friends, a memorial service they held and another odd event. I am responding on my mobile device, but will write more when I am at my computer later.

I don't think of "getting over or past," I don't have it all sorted through, but I'm closer. If I have enough room, I will copy a post I wrote for Scrutiny Hooligans, a political blog a friend and city councilman helped start in Asheville.

I appreciate the interest and it helps to know that 9/11 still matters to more people than just myself.

More later.

Peace, TJ

Oct 19, 2011
by: Janelle

Hi TJ,

I know you posted this over the 9/11 anniversary. So I don't know if you are still following this. But I would so appreciate hearing from you more about what the past ten years have been like for you. I guess my question would be, "How does a person put their life back together after such a traumatic loss?"

If you are trying to move with life after the anniversary is over and don't have the energy to "go back there" at this point, I totally understand and get that too. But if you are still following this and would like to respond a bit to the question, I would really find it meaningful and helpful.

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