Today, 9/11/19, marks the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. It's a day that every one of us will never forget.

In April of 2017 I had the opportunity to travel to New York City. While there, I went to the top of One World Trade (pictured below), and toured the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. It was a trip that I will never forget.

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I also toured the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend visiting the museum. There is so much to view there. From pictures of the deceased, to destroyed firetrucks. The large, rusty squares in the pictures below are metal columns from one of the World Trade Center buildings.

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On this anniversary of 9/11, never forget those who lost their lives. It's also a great reminder to pause and hug your loved ones a little tighter tonight. You never know what tomorrow holds. Our friend, up-and-coming country artist Britnee Kellogg, hit it on the head with this post. The caption reads:

"Last night, 18 years ago, a mama or daddy kissed their babies goodnight for the very last time.

I imagine they weren’t very different from us.
I imagine that they were tired. And spent.

Overwhelmed by the stressors of daily life with a young family to care for.

I wonder if they rushed through baths and scrolled through a mental checklist while reading bedtime stories.

I wonder if they breathed a big sigh once they said the final Good-nights and fetched those last sippy cups of water.

I wonder if they murmured 'Love you!' distractedly as they closed the door behind them.

They had no idea what the next day would bring.

That the following morning, they would get on a plane or walk into a building,

And never come back.

So tonight, I’m asking you, mamas and daddies.

Take a moment.

I know you’re tired. I know you’re at your wit’s end. I know it’s been one of those days.

But take just a moment, maybe after you’ve tucked your little ones into bed. Sneak back in if you have to.

Take a moment to look down at those babies you made. Just look at how beautiful and perfect they are.

Tell them that they are brave and smart and kind and strong. That they can be whatever they want to be and that more than anything else, you just want them to be happy in life.

And tell them that you love them with your whole heart, and you’ll never stop.

Not for an instant.

No matter what.

Because we never know what tomorrow will bring.

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