Ten years ago this September 11th, I flew into Los Angeles airport on the very last plane allowed to land. I was in the USA on that grave day and I experienced along with the American people the spirit of unity, sadness, fear and despair that they felt.
My beautiful husband had been in New York just 2 days previously and for nearly 12 hours I was unable to contact anyone to let them know that I was safe on the ground.
To this day I still take the time to remember September 11th, I have been to Ground Zero, I have stood at the site and I have remembered.
When the news we released just 2 hours ago that the US Special Forces had killed Osama Bin Laden, I must admit that I celebrated. He was an evil man, an educated, thinking, clever, yet Evil Man. He plotted the deliberate death of thousands and although his death will never bring them back, it is good that justice has been done.
Does that sit well, with my belief of 'forgiveness for all' - no it doesn't. Should I have felt relieved and pleased? No I shouldn't have, but I am human. I will tonight say a prayer for his soul and ask God to show him the love and mercy that he could have attained.
Tonight I will remember the victims of Sept 11th and know that they will all rest a little easier.