Remembering That Day Twenty Years Ago

September 11th—A day of hope and fear, as a mother and as an American.

Photo by Şahin Sezer Dinçer on Unsplash

The kindergarten bus was late. I peered up at the clear blue sky and held my oldest daughter’s hand at the bus stop, trying not to appear anxious as I obsessively checked my watch. It was my turn to drive the preschool carpool and the timing couldn’t have been worse. I had an amniocentesis scheduled later that day, so I needed…