The day, the events, the footage all speak for itself. So many lost, so many affected and so many, I’m sure, still suffering.

As we take a moment today to remember that tragic day of September 11, 2001, let it remind us of what matters, what’s precious, and embrace those things – each other – daily.

It’s difficult to watch this video. It’s frightening. It’s sad. But I can watch it by choice. There are others who watch it daily in their minds without choice.

But let’s stand united today in memory of that fateful day 11 years ago. Let the video remind us of the preciousness of life and what happened that day. And then, if you would, share a story in comments of “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning” and let’s stand together united in memory.

Where Were YOU When the World Stopped Turning . . .

I was in the produce aisle at Market Basket, Burlington, MA when all of a sudden people stopped short in their tracks and simply stared wide-eyed at each other. The moment is frozen in my mind. I left the market and drove to the high school where both my sons were attending and just sat outside crying … for the world’s losses, for the fear running through my body and for the two most beautiful gifts I’ve ever received in my life, my two sons, safe and sound in classrooms. They arrived safely home from school that afternoon and we all sat quietly together staring at the horror unfolding on the television before us and the world around us.

Never forget 9/11 – but also, never forget those that matter in your life because THEY are all that matters.

In memory of everyone and everything affected by this tragic day, including how blessed I felt to be a mother and for my two sons being safe and to Jason DiBlasi whose life so changed so shortly thereafter, God Bless and God be with you !

To the world – I LOVE YOU !

To my sons, Robert and Eric,  I LOVE YOU MORE !!!

To our service men and women everywhere, God Bless you, God be with you.

And to God – thank you – my gratitude for all you’ve given me is non-descript. It is in you I trust.


As the sun begins to shine upon the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, let us not forget the darkness that fell upon others in order for this day to exist.

Take a moment to reflect on the freedom you have, what it cost and how it was achieved. Remember today but be grateful always.

To those who served . . . thank you.

To those who died . . . I’m so sorry but thank you for what you gave.

And to those who suffered the loss of a service person, I cannot imagine your feelings. I’m so sorry for your loss and hope somewhere, somehow you find peace of mind.

Happy Memorial Day to All . . .



I found it quite moving that in this day and age it’s so much easier to share things with so many so quickly. Oftentimes, sadly, days like Veterans Day go unnoticed to some as nothing more than a day off and/or to catch up on things.

But with the infusion of social media it’s quite moving all the stories, memorials and honors being shared around the world.

Whether you are a veteran, know a veteran, have served, lost your life serving or are serving, today is a day for “us” to honor “you” and “your service” to this land we call FREE. Nothing’s free … and today we’re reminded of that by honoring all service men and women everywhere.

And sometimes things are quite impromptu and have lasting effects. The video below was a live concert encore. What happened was so moving the atmosphere became volcanic with applause. I never forgot it and I’d like to share it with you.

Take a moment to watch and think about “honoring” all our service people.




Toby Keith – American Soldier – Courtesy of the Red White and Blue
live September 17, 2011 in Boston !


For those who fight for this country

For those who’ve died for this country

We don’t take your mission lightly

We don’t forget what you’ve done

We don’t forget what you’ve lost


Thank you

God Bless You

Happy Memorial Day !



While you’re icing down your Igloo and soaking up the sun this weekend, remember, our soldiers are doing otherwise so that you can enjoy the life you live. Don’t forget to remember to pay tribute to them this weekend – hell, pop-a-top in their honor !

Thank you – to ALL our military

Happy Memorial Day to Everyone !



The USS New York

– made from the steel of the fallen Twin Towers –

The senseless killing – the pain, the scars

We’ve never forgotten – you’re in our hearts.

To the victims ~ To the military ~ To the USA

God Bless & Thank You