Today could be such a sad day for us. 9 years ago, the course of my family changed. My husband has been to war twice, thanks to the terrorist attacks that happened 9 years ago. We honor the ones who died that day, and have died in our defense since that day.
We are celebrating, too. Today, a beloved aunt was finally able to receive a stem cell transplant. The donor was a stranger. The love of others that must be present for a person to literally give of themselves to a stranger is a wonderful thing. Today we are thankful. We are thankful for the selflessness of people who are willing to donate things like blood, stem cells, kidneys, and livers. We are thankful for the selflessness of people who are willing to defend our country. We are thankful for the ability to continue to live our lives in freedom, and normalcy.