Remember the day? The hour? The fear? The 24 hour news coverage? I was at a high school helping a teen boy with his panic disorder! I felt my breath be sucked out of me. I was scared, in shock, and in denial that it was really happening. All I wanted to do was go home and be with my husband and call my family. I felt such a childlike reaction of wanting to be held to feel safe and secure in the midst of my fear. Such a tragedy. My kids will never really understand the magnitude of what happened that day (similar to me not really knowing what my parents felt when they saw man walk on the moon, or JFK’s assassination). But I will educate them as best I can. Today I honor those who lost their lives in such a terrible way, those who rescued the dead and injured, and our soldiers. My heart aches for the families who continue to grieve their loved ones. September 11th will always be remembered….
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.