So, I’m a huge fan of Kenny Chesney. HUGE. I love him and I tell Dom all the time he’s my country music boyfriend. His music, to me, is something I can make memories with, rock out to in my car, dance, and cry. Some of my friends make fun of me, and the sleeveless shirts he wears, but they can suck it.
He sings this song, “Who you’d be today” that references those that lost their lives too young, and on a day like today it plays over and over in my head.
It ain’t fair you died too young
Like a story that had just begun
The death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I’ve been through
Just knowing no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder who you’d be today
Would you see the world?
Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family?
I wonder, what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky’s so blue
I feel like I can talk to you
And I know it might sound crazy…
I remember exactly where I was on 9/11, and what I did that day, and the church I went to that night surrounded by complete strangers all with their heads down in prayer and in tears. Kids instantly without parents, wives instantly widows, husbands single dads, brothers, sisters, friends, lost. I’m sure they were all wonderful people with amazing stories yet to be told. This is a day I will never forget, and I will always pay tribute to these heroes.
God bless them all, and their families, who I’m sure sit and wonder who they’d be today.