|After the fall...|
We spent weeks cut off from our families, from any communication, so when the orders finally came to bomb away, it was almost a relief. I later found out my husband and children were scared for my well-being, but I never felt like I wasn't safe. I was worried for them. In my mind, after seeing the attacks, they were a likelier target than my battle group armed more heavily than most countries on Earth.
What I took away most from all of it afterward was an unshakable confidence. Despite any horrible events we may face, I know our strength as a country comes from all of us together. You could hit our Pentagon, our major economic centers, even our White House or all of Capitol Hill, but that's not where the heart of America is at. We wouldn't crumble, and we wouldn't weaken. We mourn, and then we rebuild...
|...we start anew.|