Monday, September 11, 2006

Five years later.

When I thought about what I would write today several things came to mind. One was all the programs commemorating today's anniversary. I did not think they were necessary because it is not going to be a day anybody will soon forget. Another one was the current state of things and the recent arrests in England. It seems to me that five years later we aren't any safer. But then my wife said something that changed my view of things. As I was driving her to work, and we were listening to the radio, she said "it's been five years, we weren't even married then." And I started thinking about all the things that happened in my life in the last five years. The attacks on 9/11 made me realize that I did not want to wait to get married. And so my wife and I quickly threw a wedding together in a couple of months and got married on the fourth anniversary of our first date. Also I stopped wandering aimlessly and decided to go to graduate school. Now I am working on my Masters degree. And the best thing is that my wife and I are expecting our first child. My life has changed for the better since 9/11 and that is what I will remember the next time I hear bad news coming out of the Middle East. Because I am moving forward and this is my small victory over terrorism.