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Living History – A 9/11 Remembrance

Published September 13, 2018 by lynn k scott

As a native New Yorker, I take September 11th very seriously.  Not only was our country attacked, but my home state was attacked.  My daughter is on the cusp of being a teenager (just a few months from now).  This year, I exposed her to what 9/11 really means.

I did my personal remembrance at work.  I posted my favorite songs, shared stories, said more prayers and felt blessed.  I had friends share their memories of the day.  I printed out pictures for the project I would have my daughter complete for her history lesson.

Out of my five children, she wasn’t born when 9/11 took place.  For her, it was a history lesson.  For me, and many others, it was the day the world stood still as we watched in horror as our country was attacked.

When I got home, we opened the laptop, I had her read the memories of family and my friends.  She saw pictures.  Her mouth was opened and she covered her mouth with her hand.  She was being exposed to what evil looked like.  She was exposed to death and terrorism.  Yet, she was also exposed to heroes.  She was exposed to the faith, kindness, love of strangers and to patriotism.

She saw her mother lose composure.  A tear escaped when we were watching images put to Alan Jackson’s, “Where We You When The World Stopped Turning”.  She saw me, got up, gave me a hug and we watched the rest of the video.  She shed a few tears.  It was emotional.  However, my reality was her history.  I, and others, are living history.  I believe it’s important to impart our knowledge with the the next and future generations.

With a few projects under her belt, we brainstormed how to complete her project.  She cut out paper, wrote bits and pieces of what she took away from her “lesson”.  She arranged, glued and taped her project into existence.  I am proud of her work.  I am honored to share such an important day with her.

I am blessed to be able to home educate.  Knowledge doesn’t always have to come from books.  Use the resources around you to live, learn and thrive.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

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Clueless

Published February 12, 2016 by lynn k scott

The last few days I have been recovering from a Celiac attack.  Nope, I didn’t even eat anything I wasn’t supposed to.  This was the first time, I’ve had a major attack that was caused by stress.  It took me a couple days, as I was finally recovering, to piece it all together.

My ex-husband is up to his same old tricks.  I, of course, legally get copies of his nonsense (long story).  I know I have come so far from the shell of the battered woman, that left New York, via Greyhound, at 5:00 a.m., almost nineteen years ago.

Yet, reading slanderous lies, defaming accusations and making himself out to have changed, slammed by stress level so hard, you’d have thought it was a Nascar vehicle hitting a wall at top speed.

Reading how that monster is accusing me of stalking him because I stated relevant facts or that he isn’t the same person he was 20 years ago, made my stomach crawl.  Beating a women in the face with a brick for $50 (less than a decade ago), having your ex-fiancee putting a restraining order out on you, stealing your kids paychecks and giving them an allowance from that; nope, not the same man he was 20 years ago…WORSE!  I correct my legal name (removing his) and he took the opportunity to add his name in parentheses every time he wrote my name (real mature there).

I’ve spent days in agony because of this attack.  I know his lies aren’t real yet they cut me to the bone as if I was being gutted like a deer by a hunter.  My life was put on hold because of an illness I can’t control.

Almost two decades later, he thinks he’s been wronged.  He lost control of me (his perception) and he has vowed to ruin me financially.  While the physical abuse may have stopped, he’s quite adept in mental abuse.  He’s truly clueless; as are most abusers who see nothing wrong with their actions.

I accept this is my cross to bear for the next year and a half.  I just wish some of the pain would diminish.  I’ve moved on; sadly, he hasn’t.

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