|Stephen's Name Etched in 911 Memorial|
My friend's younger brother, Stephen L. Roach, was on the 105th Floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center when American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the building. The same plane I was scheduled to take home to Los Angeles from Boston until I switched flights the night before.
|Stephen L. Roach|
So that's why I say that it's a pretty hard thing to celebrate surviving. Today, I finally am thankful to be alive, a journey that took almost ten years. September 11th changed my life forever. That awful time in history has given me an appreciation for every new day that I'm on this earth and breathing.
It's a strange feeling to know that Stephen and I would have eerily crossed paths that morning, had I not switched flights. Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I feel like we did.