A Day I'll Never Forget

May 2, 2011

I just have to write some of this down.  The events of a day that we all will remember forever: the death of Osama Bin Laden on May 1, 2011.  I'll be brief and not too graphic -- but I feel as though I need to get some out. 
I had a really restless sleep last night, I kept waking up, heard the neighbor's annoying dog and dreading the work week ahead.  Then, shortly before my alarm was scheduled to go off, Matt woke me up and said there was breaking news I needed to see.  I walk out to the living room and see a Fox News alert that Bin Laden has been killed.
I cannot believe it.  I certainly wasn't rejoicing -- because to me death isn't something positive (especially in this case) but I really feel that Osama had gotten his due.  This life is nothing, compared to the next life he has to endure.  I kept thinking about what will happen when Bin Laden's backers find out the events: will they retaliate and attack the US?  Will they target D.C.?  I hope and pray that doesn't happen... but let's be honest it's a possibility.
It was nights like last night that I love my job: the hustle and bustle of work and breaking news.  I was glued to the TV once I arrived to the station to keep ahead of the events.  It was so hard to look away and write other stories!
I just want to express my sincere thanks to the troops fighting, and dying, that we may have the freedom we take for granted each day.  Without them, we'd have nothing.  Their families as well for the daily battle of their son, husband, brother, sister -- on the front lines.. and the uncertainty of their coming home.  We all need to pray and keep them in our thoughts daily.
My heart also goes out to the family members of those killed on 9/11.  I cannot fathom going through that -- but I wish you all peace.  Know that God always has his loving arms around you. 

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 will stay in our minds forever.  Just like 9/11, we'll remember when we found out, how we found out, how we felt in those moments.  May God Bless America.

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