A Tribute to Catherine E. Chirls

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Five years ago today everyone's lives were turned topsy turvy. What should have been a normal day for everyone across our great nation was turned into a day full of angst, frustration, worry, despair, confusion, and ultimately sorrow. While some of us were staggering about starting our days, others were loosing their lives. While some of us sat, our attentions raptly tuned to the TV, others fled franticly on foot, as the towers fell. While some of us sat stunned by the images in front of us, others fought valiantly to save lives. While some of us sat and shed a silent tear, others openly screamed and cried knowing their loved ones had departed this earth. Now, five years later we, as a country, are still healing from the wounds of that fateful day.
One of the lives lost that day was Catherine Ellen Chirls. Catherine was a banker at eSpeed, a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald. She was only 47 years old, still in the prime of her life. She was remembered by many friends and relatives as having a lively spirit, a caring heart, and a sweet personality. She was a friend to many, touching many lives through out her time on this earth. She lived by her own motto- "Never limit yourself". She is a woman that I wish I could have known. Although I did not know her, and cant claim to know much about her, I do know that I never will forget her name or her face- ever.

Rest in the arms of the Angels Catherine. You may be gone, but know, that you are not forgotten.

This blog was written as a part of a collaboration of bloggers for 2,996 (click on the link for the complete list of victims of 9/11 and the bloggers honoring them).