My 14-year-old son left me a YouTube link last night in my yahoo messenger. He insisted that I open it right away. As I watched the video, it dawned on me why Laurence wanted me to see it. It speaks of their own grief when he and his sisters lost their dad almost 4 years ago... the kind of sorrow that everyone took for granted because we all thought they were just kids and didn't know any better.
This video was made for the 9/11 victims. Indeed, it was a sudden and tragic loss for most families whose father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister or friend had perished in that terror attack. Until now, it escapes me how some men can be so cruel as to include innocent people in their rage.
The tragedy happened on September 11, 2001, the same day that James celebrated his 36th birthday. And since 2005, my family has joined the world in remembering September 11 and celebrating the lives of very special people we have lost.