As the roar of military aircraft flew over our DC-area home, I remember tears streaming down my face as I held our one-year-old first-born son Ethan tight.
Just moments earlier, our innocent child was watching Barney. As I popped out the VHS tape, I watched the second plane crash into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
Fellow journalists were reporting more missing airliners.
I remember in that instant thinking it's my number one job as a mom to protect my baby and keep him safe, but can I?
What kind of world have we brought him into? A world that would never be the same after 8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001.
God bless all who lost their lives that tragic day, their families, friends, and those who serve our great country defending it.
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