ABC News - The Babies of 9-11 Photo - 10 Years Later

The Babies of 9-11 Photo - 10 Years Later - Photo Credit: ABC News

The 10th anniversary of the horror that is 9-11 was hard.  But what made me move from the sadness of the day and look at waking up tomorrow with a smile and hope, was a show on the babies born after their fathers were killed on 9-11.  If these adorable 10-year olds, can share their stories with such passion and caring for others, then there is hope for the world.

I wanted to reach through the TV screen and hug them all.  But the one that really touched me was this little fellow:

Robert Atwood’s father, Gerard Atwood, was a firefighter. He said his dad’s look was imprinted on his mind. “It’s him. He has his hat on. Ladder 21. It’s all his gear. When I’m trying to go to sleep, I look at the picture and then I look in the mirror. It looks kind of like me and he, it’s looking in the eyes,” Robert Atwood said. “For Career Day [at school,] I dressed up with all his gear and my teacher wouldn’t let anybody touch it ’cause it was too valuable.”

I embedded the video below – take a look and see if you agree that it’s inspiring.

 
HOPE the light that shines in the blackness Hope never abandons you; you abandon it. Every day may not be good….but there’s something good in every day.
   
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end  Where hope grows, miracles blossom. – Elna Rae  “When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.'” – Author Unknown
 
Have hope, be strong, laugh loud, live & play hard in the moment, smile often, dream big, and be happy. peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHER THAT PERCHES IN THE SOUL AND SINGS THE TUNE WITHOUT THE WORLDS AND NEVER STOPS AT ALL.
 
 Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible NEVER, LOSE, HOPE

The Babies of 9-11 – Dianne Sawyer visits the kids to talk about the 10th annivesary
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I’m wishing everyone who was touched by 9-11 peace and hope.

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