NYC Photos Rebuild Our Hope

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August 15, 2012 by UtahMan&Wife

After yesterday’s farewell tribute to our beloved Grandma J, we received an interesting email from a friend in New York City. His message was completely unrelated to our loss, having not heard yet about Grandma’s passing. However, his email actually offered unexpected comfort. Our friend was excited to share some recent photos of the new One World Trade Center building.

We marveled at how beautiful and captivating they are. We were anxious to share them with others, however we did not wish to infringe on any copyright posting them. After some searching we did find them posted on Buzzfeed.com, (non-credited). We decided to post them here in good faith, because they have become so personally meaningful. As odd as it may sound, these photos are extremely comforting as we cope with our grieving process.

The events, shock and sorrow of September 11, 2001 (“9/11”) will be forever ingrained in our memory and our hearts. For those who did not live through the horror of that day and the ensuing weeks, it is really impossible to describe. Our entire nation, was plunged into heartbreaking grief, fear, and confusion. So much about our world was turned upside down and changed forever from that moment on. The two of us were present at the February 2002 Olympic Opening Ceremonies when the flag from the World Trade Center was ceremonially carried into the stadium. The audience became very still as we watched in tearful and reverent silence – remembering the sacrifices and heroism that flag represented.

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English: 020208-N-3995K-002 Salt Lake City, UT (Feb. 8, 2002) — Members of the United States Olympic team, including Women’s Bi-athlete Sgt. Kristiana Sabasteanski (2nd from right), hold the American flag that flew over the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The flag was carried into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the playing of the national anthem at the Opening Ceremonies of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres. (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s photos are a testament of the human spirit’s ability to not only endure and survive but also to once again thrive. There is a strength inside of each of us we never know we had until we are faced with a crises. We find a way to move forward, to rebuild our lives out of ashes, and to feel hope and joy again.

No matter how bad things get, there is a “brighter day” ahead, which these photos illustrate. We wish to offer our heart-felt thanks to the photographer(s) for taking and sharing these inspiring images. They’ve reminded us that even though we have lost our beloved Grandma J., and our life will never be the same again, we too can “rebuild”. We feel renewed strength to take one day at a time toward that “brighter day”. – UM&W

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Watch: Time Lapse of OneWTC construction

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Watch: “Manhattan In Motion” (Gorgeous!)

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