It’s funny how in an instant your world can change and how certain dates will always stay with.

On January 28, 1986 I can remember vividly sitting in my 5th grade classroom watching the Challenger lift off, our entire school was watching because a teacher was going into space. I can remember sitting there in shock as it blew up, stunned my teacher Mr. E stood there doing nothing until the vice principal ran into our classroom and turned it off. Years later when they made the t.v. movie about it and showed the actual footage at the end I couldn’t watch it.

On November 9, 1989 I can remember sitting in my world history class as we watched live footage of the Berlin Wall falling, knowing that the way the world was had changed in an instant.

On September 11, 2001 I know exactly where I was when I heard about the attacks. Mike and I had just gotten off the freeway on our way to work when my sister in law called and told us to turn on the radio (we listened to audio books on the way to work) as we turned on the radio the first tower was falling. I’ll never forget the images on the tv and how it changed everything for us.

Written by Heather

Heather has been telling stories her whole life. On the urging of some friends she decided to share her stories with the world. Her first book Second Chance at Forever was released in February from Desert Breeze Publishing

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