In Remembrance – September 11, 2019

As we reflect on the anniversary of 9/11, it’s still unfathomable what happened that day 18 years ago. I vividly remember that morning. I was at work when, all of a sudden, a colleague told me she heard about a plane that had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. In a mere moment, a second plane had crashed into the other tower. Another colleague found a small black-and-white television in the office. We tuned it into the news and watched in disbelief as the days’ events unfolded.

As I was driving into work this morning, I passed our local Brighton Area Fire Department. In front of the building is a piece of the Twin Towers’ debris hung on display as a memorial. I was nearly brought to tears remembering all the bucket fillers that lost their lives that day.

Losing a bucket filler is never easy. Our book, Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness, talks about how it may feel like your bucket will never be full again. You not only miss them and how they always filled your bucket, but you miss filling their bucket, too. This is a time when you need other bucket fillers the most.

It takes time to heal but, with the help of other bucket fillers, your bucket will start to fill up again. It’s those bucket fillers that help make a very unhappy time so much easier. And, the sooner you get back to filling buckets, the more your bucket will fill back up, too!

– Caryn

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