Today, I am taking a step back from diabetes and this blog and remembering what happened on this day in 2001.
Today, I am thinking of the victims, survivors, and all of their families.
Today, I recognize and honor the individuals who bravely risked and lost their lives for our safety.
Today, I am thankful for first responders like my dad: a firefighter who shows up to work each day to selflessly fulfill his sworn duty to the citizens of my hometown, who helps perfect strangers and friends alike when they need it most.
Today, I also remember how people around the world came together in solidarity in the aftermath of the attacks. I remain hopeful that it can happen again, as our damaged country desperately needs a little more love, light, and unity.
Today, I remember.