9/11 Reflection

Like many others in NYC and around the world, my life was forever  changed on 9/11/01.  I lost my first husband, Peter Mardikian on that  day.  For me these days surrounding that anniversary is like the  anticipation of a new year, causing me to stop and reflect upon my life.

This year with the opening of the memorial happening in just a few  short days, my focus has been on the rebuilding and reshaping of life.  I   could write a novel about all of the changes that have occurred in my life before 9/11 and after, as I am sure everyone reading this could.  Instead, I want to share how thankful I am to have been given love,  support, and generosity by so many people.

My friends, family, and many others have helped in the shaping of who I am today.  They helped me rebuild my life.

One of my hopes is that I return these gifts, so that I can help people continue to build, and rebuild, their own lives.