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I remember … September 11.

“11” has been my favorite number since I was eight.

My first born, Ethan, was born on May 11, 2002 at 11:11 am.

I opened my Etsy shop on 11/11/09.

“11” is still my favorite number.

On September 11, 2001, I had a scheduled mid-morning flight out of O’Hare back to Newark.  I had been in Chicago staying at my brother-in-law’s house.

My niece, Lauren, had just been born a couple days earlier and I was in the hospital holding her in my arms.  She was a big baby:  she tired my inexperienced arms out quickly!

The night before on the 10th, I had just found out I was pregnant with my first child.  I was excited to go back home to New Jersey to share this exciting time with my husband.

What amazing news and time for us.

Then it happened.


Then all flights were grounded and cancelled.

I ended keeping the rental car and I was allowed to drive it back to New Jersey.

I made my way from Chicago to my dad’s in Indiana.  To my sister’s in Ohio.  Back to my husband in New Jersey.

I remember.

The joyous news of my pregnancy now juxtaposed by what we were seeing and hearing on the News.

But the creation of life in my belly gave us hope in the days and weeks ahead.

I had been at the restaurant at the top of the World Trade Centers the previous October to ‘September 11’ having great desserts with my besties Lisa and David, who would later pass of bone cancer.

This is how I remember.

“11” is still my favorite number.

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Blessings to all those who died on that day, September 11, 2001.

Blessings to all those who died in the days following September 11 as a result of their heroic efforts.

Blessings to all who remember.



September 11, 2011 - Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates |

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  1. […] will tentatively re-open as planned on Nov. 17th.  But before then, you may recall that “11″ is my favorite number.  On last year’s anniversary, I gave my largest sale to celebrate my anniversary on […]

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