With the 10th anniversary approaching, we decided to use this week’s post to honor those whose lives were lost on Sept 11, 2001. As we all know, losing someone you love is never easy, but when someone you love dies tragically, the pain can be unbearable. And for those who are left behind, moving forward seems impossible.
Whether we knew someone who died in the attacks, heard stories about courageous first responders or watched the events unfold on television, the events of 9/11 touched us all in some way. We remember where we were, what we were doing and how, for a brief moment, the world stood still. The security that we all once felt was ripped from us and our reality was turned upside down.
While the situations are different – those who lost loved ones on 9/11 and those of us who have lost loved ones at the hands of cell phone distracted drivers – the pain is real and it runs deep. Time is spent searching for answers and often times it just leads to more questions. Losing a loved one unexpectedly, regardless of how it happens, changes your life in the most profound ways.
If your life has been changed by a cell phone distracted driver, it’s important to know that you are not alone. FocusDriven was started by people directly affected by cell phone distracted driving crashes, and like the people of this country ten years ago, we will pull together, support one another, and make it through the rough times.
Let the tragedies we have experienced be a reminder to us all to live each moment as though it will be our last. Let us take the time to forgive those who have wronged us, seek forgiveness from those we have wronged and tell those we love how much they mean to us.
This post isn’t intended to spark a debate about the attacks, nor is it meant to neglect courageous men and women who performed unimaginable tasks during a time of great need. It is merely meant as a reminder that each day is a gift and meant to be cherished.
This Sunday, take a moment to honor those whose lives were lost tragically, and say a prayer for those who continue to mourn.