Collection of Irish Song Lyrics
A Letter from Jesse
Yesterday was truly a tragedy for our country. And after all of that I am so pleased to be alive today. Our country is strong and I believe we will all get through this. Last night I was cleaning my room, and I just stopped and thought of how many people will never clean their room, sit in their room, or see their room again. For the first time in my life I was happy to be cleaning my room because I was just alive. So many people lost mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. Yet, here I am safe and sound with my family, friends, teachers, and loved ones so close. I am amazingly grateful for all I have always had.
I wanted to tell you that I am thankful for everything you have given me and, how much you have taught me. You showed me by example to be kind and generous to all those in need. Each day I walk in the doors of this school and see everyone around me as a gift. I feel this inside but, now I am letting you all know that this is the way I feel towards everything you do. Just being here gives us something to look forward to each day. You are my extended family and if you were gone I would feel so much sorrow.
We all have our memories or years, months, weeks, days, and minutes ago but, we have something that all innocent victims of this tragedy do not. We all have a future! You are all in my near and far future and my past. Once again I thank you for just showing me the way when I needed it, and just being there. What greater gift is there to fall asleep and just wake up and see the world again.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2001