Once the bridges were reopened in the early morning of September 12th, I borrowed a friend’s car and drove back to our little apartment in Alexandria. Lying in Jamie’s arms in our little bed, in our little apartment so far away from home, I whispered, “I just want to go home. Can’t we go home?” He answered back in the dark, “We aren’t going to let this change us, Elizabeth. This is our home. No matter what, we aren’t going to let it be taken from us. We cannot be afraid.”
I knew he was right, but I was afraid.
Children, in all their innocence, have a way of making us think. That was certainly the case when Elizabeth’s seven-year-old asked, “Mama, what’s a terrorist?” In today’s podcast, Elizabeth reads the blog post “Good and Evil.” Afterward, she and Jamie briefly discuss their personal experiences from 9/11 – the bad and the blessings.
Snowglobe is all you think it is: a romantic ice-skate on a snowy night in Washington, DC. Elizabeth and Jamie talk candidly about the blessing to their marriage that was their fresh start in DC, naivety working in one’s favor, and a Thanksgiving that lives in infamy.