7 Things I Learned About Hope From Working With Grieving 9/11 Families

September 11, 2014 3:06 PM

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7 Things I Learned About Hope From Working With Grieving 9/11 Families

Most of us will never forget where we were 13 years ago, when we heard the gut-wrenching and disturbing news that the World Trade Center had been hit by an airplane. On that Tuesday, Sept. 11th 2001, I was a student at the University of San Francisco, living with my 3 year-old son and husband, and working diligently on my doctoral dissertation, which looked at the impact of a sudden death of a sibling.

The day began with an early morning phone call from a friend who lived in Brooklyn NY, she was crying and told me to turn on the television. As I watched the events of Sept. 11 unfold, I sat shocked and stunned, and for the next several months, was riveted by the emotional stories of people who had ...

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