Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One word images..

Ella and her Mommy & Daddy went to lower Manhattan Sunday....to thank the firefighters, the policemen and the military that were  the outside of the 9-11 Memorial celebrations.

When Brandi told me they were going into the "city"..I admit, I was a little off-put. " One never knows, so one should be careful.." I hear myself saying.

But none of us wish to make our homes our prisons..and as a family, they decided to go and pay their respects.

All went well and they are so glad they did go..and so am I {now that they're home safe & sound..}

Here are some images  of what was not shown in the news reports....but could have {should have?} been  reported with just one word....

Honor

 Display

 Serve

Remember

Learn

Rebuild

 Write

Heroes

 Remember..and rebuild.  Lives, buildings, trust...gratitude and .love.

-me

13 comments:

Vicki/Jake said...

And Memories...don't forget that one. Ella has some wonderful parents....and a special grama who worries too much! ok, when it comes to that, too much don't fit. Thanks for sharing her with us again.

Vee said...

Ella has a smile that could light up all of NYC! What a remarkable memory for her to have her entire lifetime through. Thank you for sharing it with us. Oh, and you're right, I learned some things here today that I didn't learn on tv or in my reading.

just call me jo said...

Thanks!

Garden of Egan said...

Beautiful photos.

I went to our local memorial. Cried the whole time.

ain't for city gals said...

During the baseball game on Sunday there were some awesome commercials ...I just thought if they would only do more of these people would not mute them all the time!

Pearl said...

What a great post Colleen, you sure have raised a wonderful kid who had an amazing child. Super parents for teaching there daughter and giving her wonderful memories of being involved. From the smile on these guys I think she made there day as well. Take care friend. Pearl

Melinda Cornish said...

it was the worst of times that brought out the best in humanity...I am glad they got to go and honor the people there. What a trip, though I understand your worry!

lifeinredshoes said...

What a wonderful learning experience for Ell to see this first hand. Bet ya she never forgets.

diane b said...

A great tribute and the last sentence is a good one.
My goodness, how little Ella has grown and what beautiful hair she has.

T's Daily Treasures said...

How wonderful they were able to go and what a lovely post Colleen! Hope you are having a great week. :) Tammy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

A picture is worth a thousand words. That was so nice of them to go and pay their respects.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a fantastic post.

lori vliegen said...

oh, thank you SO much for sharing these beautiful images! it's so wonderful to see a fresh perspective (other than that of the media's!!). these photos are all quite heartfelt!! have a great weekend!! xoxox