Our street is lined with American flags today. Annie asked me why, and I told her very basic information about the events that happened 16 years ago. I was sure to stress how brave people were that day, how so many helped people they didn’t know, and how our country came together to comfort each other. I told her to always be thankful that we live in a country where first responders run toward danger instead of away.

And now I’m learning more names, and I’m thinking about how much was lost. Love and light to you all today.