Everything My Husband Wasn’t There For
I raised my daughters alone after my husband died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now they’re grown, and I’m finally coming up for air.
This is a beautiful piece
"Most importantly, I made sure my daughters knew that without a doubt their father tried very, very hard to escape the towers and come home to them, and to me. 'Daddy wanted to be with us,' I told the girls."
This is so painful. There were so many relatives of victims who became familiar faces to reporters - working with the LMDC or working on the memorial or working on the lawsuits against the Saudi government. And yet there are still so many stories untold >
"It has been 18 years since my husband was killed, time enough to raise a child into adulthood, which I have—twice. After losing him, that was my plan, my only plan, and I dove it. Now I am surfacing. It’s time to plan a new dive."
an absolutely beautiful, devastating essay from
, who lost her husband on 9/11, about raising her daughters alone, and finally coming up for air now that they’re grown
This is the 9/11 piece I needed to read. God bless this woman.
After my husband was killed on 9/11, I lived for our daughters,
writes: "The terrorists took my husband from me; there was no way I was going to let them ruin my daughters’ precious psyches, too."
"I never had any desire except one: to ensure that my daughters grew into the best versions of themselves, not hindered in any way by the fact that the terrorists killed their father when they were babies." --
"It has been 18 years since my husband was killed, time enough to raise a child into adulthood, which I have—twice."
This is a brutal read on the reality of what happened that day 18 years ago. You should read it. After my husband was killed on 9/11, I lived for our daughters,
"Our diving trips were put on hold when our daughter Margaret was born in 1998, followed by Charlotte in 2000. We dreamed of one day diving in the Galápagos with our daughters, but we never got a chance. Jeff was killed on September 11th, 2001."
Caroline Mimbs Nyce
"It has been 18 years since my husband was killed, time enough to raise a child into adulthood, which I have—twice. After losing him, that was my plan, my only plan, and I dove it. Now I am surfacing."
Simon Kim, MD, MPH
After 9/11, I Raised My Daughters Alone - The Atlantic