Tuesday, September 11, 2007

My Tribute

On September 11, 2002, one of my co-workers went to the Y before she came to work in the afternoon.  As she entered the Y, there was a table that held business size cards of tributes to the victims of 9-11-01.  Julia gathered up enough of them for those of us at work and when she came in she stopped at my desk first, and let me have my choice of "victim" cards.  I chose Mary Teresa Caulfield because she was very close to my age.  I've never been able to find out much about her, but in searching thru several web sites, I've discovered she was an aunt.  So that means she was a sister and of course a daughter and absolutely a friend.   Mary Teresa...you would be 64 now, probably getting tons of mail from AARP and Social Security.  You'd no doubt be thinking about retiring soon and perhaps that trip you'd always dreamed of taking.  But all those dreams were cut short by the senseless acts of a few.  A senseless act of hatred, that most of the people of this world can't even understand. 

I still carry that little green card with your name and the fact that you were confirmed dead in the World Trade Center that day, that horrible day~09-11-2001.

To the family and friends of Mary Teresa.....please know that as long as I live, I will carry this card with me...I will pray that God continues to comfort you and bring you peace as the years go by.

May we never forget those who left us on that day.

8 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Wonderful tribute. God bless them all.
Sugar

pharmolo said...

Great tribute, Linda.

jeanno43 said...

Very beautiful, very moving, she and I would be the same age.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

ally123130585918 said...

Beautiful tribute Linda ~
Ally x

jeadie05 said...

Linda that was so moving ,and the little green card! .love Jan xx

wwfbison said...

Wonderful tribute to Mary Teresa, very moving entry.
Lisa

mariealicejoan said...

This is a wonderful tribute Linda.  I dont' think any of us will ever forget the horror of that day, the day lives the whole world over changed forever.
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

katie39041 said...

Lovely tribute.
katie