Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
7 years ago today, the United States of America was attacked by terrorists. That day, my life forever has changed and so has the rest of the U.S. The thing that makes me so upset is that they have forgotten what happened, they forgot how we felt when we saw our people killed and how we would never again let this happen. 7 years later, people are angry our military is at war, guess what, its what everyone wanted, to be protected but years later, they forget the reason we are fighting, they forget about the horrible day on September 11th, 2001 when our "normal lives" have went up in smoke. That day forever changed my life.
Where was I on September 11th 2001? I was in Texas, actually just waking up and the phone rang, it was my Mother. She told me to get to a T.V. as soon as possible. I turned on CNN and she was telling me what was going on, a plane hit one of the World Trade Center towers... as I watched, I saw the next plane hit the second tower and slowly watched the tower and ashes come pouring down to the ground! I just watch and cried! I watched clouds of dust overtake the streets like a freak blizzard hitting New York. I watched people jumping from the towers in desperation. Alyssa was 2 years old then, not married and without family... I clung to Alyssa and just cried and cried. I stayed in the house for 5 days watching the news channels like we would see an end to this horror movie, but it still hasnt ended. I morned these American's I didnt know, I morned these children that were killed. I watched as Americans cried and waited to find their friends or coworkers, or family, but they were never recovered. It became time to realize that life goes on, no matter what happens, you need to move along and live your life. Mine however would never be the same. I asked myself how I could take this horrible "bad dream" and move on, I promised myself I would NEVER FORGET these people, the situation and teach my children. I vowed to become a better American.
Two years later, I met Jason, my husband, a Infantry Soldier in the U.S. Army, wow was that uniform HOT! What was so hot about it though, in it he is a hero, he fights for everyone of you! His JOB is to defend the United States, even the people that are ashamed to be an American, even the American's you see burning our flags, even the American that protests at the Court House or Post Office screaming at us because our soldier is in Iraq fighting for you and me. Guess what, my husband and every military service member give all those AMERICAN's the right to say those things, scream at us, to protest, and to burn our flag. From the Revolutionary War service members to the Iraqi Vets, their sacrifices have made this country what it is and what it continues to be today. Anyways, back to MY soldier.... I married him and felt so lucky to be a Military Spouse, it was my job as an American as well. In August 2005, I realized that not only is my husband a service member but so am I! I watched my soldier match away to war and realised what my job not entitles! All my fellow military spouses and I serve our country! I can hold my head up high and say I, along with our service members and their spouses, am changing our country every step of the way.
So Today, 7 years later, almost to the hour the first plane hit the first Twin Tower, I can say I still allow myself to watch these videos, I still cry like I was back in Texas, on the phone with my Mother and watching everything happen. It reminds me of what I promised myself and how I will NEVER FORGET.
Have you Forgotten?
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I did a lot of research on Etsy seeing what others have, what was very common and then what hasnt been thought of yet. I also went to Target, Martha Stewart's website, Walmart and checked out the average size of the pot holders so I could make them just a tad bit different as well. So I came up with these!
These pot holders measure 8x10 to fully cover your forearms for added protection. I decided to add a strap to the back so your hand can slip in it so it doesnt more to hold the pot holder in place, for another safeguard of protecting your hands. The other thing that was highly important was to buy Insul-bright, which is a needled insulated lining. It consists of hollow, polyester fibers needlepunched through Mylar. The hollow fibers resist conduction while the reflective Mylar resists radiant energy.
Without further ad do, I now present my Pot Holder's from Teri's Treasure's shop! www.teristreasure.etsy.com