The twelve anniversary of 911 is today. It was hard day for her she was a daddy little girl. She had so many excellent memories with her father. She misses her father every day. She felt that a part of her died, the day she heard the tragedy. She also was proud of her daddy for him being a brave fire-fighter and saving those people that day. Sadly, she was selfish as well for she still wanted her daddy.
She would give anything to fill the warm embrace of the hugs and kisses from her father. She remembers his voice and she was so scared she might forget it. She starts crying. She reaches for the Kleenex box by her nightstand. She pulls the last drawer open of the nightstand. She takes depth breaths. It the last letter her father wrote her. She read the letter a million times. She reads it to remember her daddy. She opens the letter and starts to read.
Hello, Sunshine How is my Daddy’s Little Girl Doing? I know you have your 8th Birthday coming up in two days. Daddy has a huge surprise for his special princess! I am sorry this letter is going to short letter my sweet princess, but I need to explain. There were airplanes that hit the towers. Sadly, chaos has hit our beloved New York. I have to go quickly to help these people. I am proud to do so for I am honor to be New York fighter for twenty-one years. Please remember this Sunshine. Your daddy will always love you. I will always be with you. Whenever you need me, know that I am right there in your heart. I love you more than life itself. You are the greatest joy I ever had. You are smart and beautiful. Please remember that you can do all your dreams. I have to go Sunshine. Remember I am always with you in your heart. I love you, dad
She smiled as she finished the letter. The tears start rolling down her face again. She put the letter back in the drawer in the nightstand. She got the letter from another fireman. Her father wrote the letter on that sad day and left it in his locker. She stood up and went to her desk. She starts to look in the mirror and reflecting.
Again, the twelfth anniversary of the 911 Misfortune is today. Again, so was her twenty birthdays approaching she thought. She thinks her birthday has never been the same since she lost her daddy. Her daddy was her life too. They created so many memories together. Maybe that is why she was called the odd teenager.
She did not care about going to dates or parties or finding a boyfriend. She just wanted to help the people that were still affected by the 911 Misfortune like her daddy would have done. She also hopes that by doing so, she can maybe see a ghost of him. She could never tell that to a soul for they would think she was nuts. Helping firefighters families help her heal, and gave her the capacity to breathe again.
Again, she remembers the tragic news. She lost all breath. Her world collapsed. While the weather outside had days of sunshine, she had nothing but sorrow and darkness for many years. She remembered when she turned sixteen is when starting volunteer for the firefighter families.
She received her license, and she knows her dad was there in spirit. She felt him. She still talks to her dad every night when she said her prayers. A person does not drive a car in New York. There are occasions to that rule. The house that her father was a firefighter at, welcome her with huge hugs when she showed up on her sixteen birthday. There were few veterans still there. She told them her mission and why.
They first told her to go ahead and do the teenager actives. To enjoy life. To have parties, a boyfriend, things like that. She explains this would be enjoyment. She told them and showed them of all her research of the articles she learns and study from the New York Library about 911 Misfortune. Before her driver license, her Metro Card was her best friend.
She then explains that her birthday was coming up, and she would be twenty. The veterans who remembered her dad told her that her dad had a huge surprise for her birthday. They sadly said they do not know what the birthday gift was. She told them of the surprise she had for her father for her birthday when she turn twenty. They embraced her when they she told them.
She wipes the tears from the face. She remembers all the memories since September 11, 2001. Her family was Catholic. She remembered her daddy teaching her to put faith in God even with things you do not understand. God works in mysterious ways. It took her a longtime to realize that when her father died. When she did, it helps with the decision for her father’s surprise.
She grabbed her keys off her dresser and ran down to the car. She needed to drive today. It was just a personal choice with no logical reason. She reached the 911 Memorial areas. She luckily found a parking spot and ran up to the Memorial.
She got the Memorial and got her on knees and starting praying. She start telling her daddy her day today of all the memories she is remembering. She tells her daddy that she still wants him here with her. She is sorry for being selfish, but she misses memories from Daddy Little Girls events. She tells her dad again how proud she is of him. She tells her dad of the surprise.
She tells her dad the twelfth anniversary of 911 Misfortune is today. She tells of the events that are happening to honor this day. She reminds her daddy on how he told her to follow her dreams and reach for the moon; never give up. She tells her dad her surprise is that she sign up to be a fire-fighter, and she pass. She feels this is her calling from God. She tells her dad the New York Fire Department made special circumstances and gave her dad’ number. She blows a kiss to the memorial. She gets up and walks away. She smiles as she knows she knows about to walk in the footsteps of her hero, her daddy.
“Those who answer the call: Honoring the Resources.” Online New York Times National : N. pag. https://www.nytimes.com/library/national/091101rescuers.html. Web. . <>.Print.