Friday, August 31, 2007

10 Years Ago This Week: Part 1

10 Years ago today SJ and I woke up to the horrible news that the lovely Princess Diana died from her injuries. SJ is English. This news came as an incredible blow to him. He has always loved to taunt and tease the royals but I will never forget how he clasped his mouth at the announcement coming from CNN 10 years ago this morning.

The night before I spent the evening with my oldest and dearest friend celebrating her 24th birthday. At the time we lived in the same building and we were about to embark on a crazy week as she was to be my Maid of Honor at our wedding 1 week later.

We got home that night to find that the Princess & Dodi were involved in a serious car accident. In the naivety of my youth, I shrugged it off as "oh, but she'll be fine."

The week following was as you can imagine, very busy for us with all those last minute details (oh and a quick trip to Seattle for a job interview with Microsoft). It was difficult to focus as the television bombarded us with images of people mourning and leaving flowers for their Princess. It was difficult knowing there were all these people getting ready to fly over for our very happy occasion who were struggling with their sadness.

10 years later, we all still miss her vibrant and beautiful face. I can only imagine what her life would have become if it had not been so tragically cut short. I am now nearly the age she was when she died. It is just so sad that her children had so little time with her.


sea star said...

It was so tragic 10 years ago and it still gives me chills. It's for sure one of those moments that I will always remember what we were doing when we heard the news.

Meg said...

ugh- I totally remember too- Spaceman and I were up in Buffalo (football game) and it was all we talked about that night and many more to follow- it is still haunting. happy early 10th.....we are right behind you!

M3 said...

I vividly remember that day also. It's hard to believe it's been 10 years. Wow... still so sad.