Sunday, September 10, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TANNER


Tanner Michael DeMille Born september 11th 2001.
As I sat in a dorm room 200 miles away watching the horror on the TV unfold my Dear sister sat in her hospital room bringing her first baby boy into the world. I can hardly believe he is FIVE years old.
I remember that day like it was yesterday, I was sleeping in on my only day off from classes when a knock on my door woke me up. Laurel, my friend from down the hall was at my door. "We are under attack," she ran past me and to my TV it was then that I saw the Tower burning.
Not ten minutes later my phone rang. My mom said "your sister had her baby, he is healthy and happy and mom is doing good, but we haven't told her what has happened." As our conversation went on I was told not to come home until we knew what was happening.
Classes were canceled, No work, No family, All I did was sit all day long and watch as the 2nd building was hit then the pentagon and the crash in PA, just minutes from Laurels hometown.
I was the only room around with a TV so 15 or 20 really just sat there all day long stopping only every once in a while to pray.
But as life is taken life is given. Tanner was precious when I did get to go and see him a few days later. He does not yet understand that every major birthday he has will be marked as well with the remembrance of that day. I for sure am so glad he is the ray of Sunshine God gave to our family on that tragic day. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TANNER DEAR!!!!

2 comments:

s'mee said...

It is odd, but I also remember this day as the day a bright little ray of sunshine split the dust and debris of that day. Of course none of us will ever forget the tragedies of the terror attack. However, it is a great for us to also know we were blessed with an alternative memory...a beautiful little boy who reminds us there is always hope, and love.

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