Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11 is a little different for us

Today will no doubt be a solemn day for many as they recall the horrific tragedy of ten years ago. For us however, it has a very different meaning.

27 years ago today CJ came into our world. We were completely spun out that we'd actually created another human being. She arrived determined, intelligent and one of those kids who is sixty years old trapped in a tiny person's body.

Exactly two years later her sister appeared. A fairy like child (who slept most of her time in my womb) and who I can never could imagine growing into an adult, with an adult's voice...but of course, she did.

Both births were quick and I've been told, just ask Stray. Each only taking 3 to 5 hours of  what I'd call real labour pain.

Unfortunately the events on September 11 2001 completely ruined their birthday that year. Convinced I was watching TV footage of America under attack, being bombed...I'm sure I swore at them that morning and told them to be quiet (in less than polite terms), as I tried to digest what I was seeing televised.

Today, for us, is about them. CJ and LJ.

CJ with our grandpumpkin
Happy birthday girls...we love you both and are proud of the beautiful people you've become.

*after thought...they'll probably kill me for posting their photos, but what the hey, I am their mother after all.

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DanPloy said... Best Blogger Tips

Strange how they grow up.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@DanPloy I must remember to wake up completely before reading your comments. I stared at Reggie Online for a few minutes before I made the connection. I never knew CJisms existed...can't quite agree with this one though "I didn't get where I am today by changing nappies."


Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. This date must be difficult for your girls. It was the day the world changed.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Catherine I'm not sure how the girls feel about it. I've never asked...I however celebrate their birthdays first, and take time to remember, later.