Sunday, May 1, 2011


This is difficult for me to write because I'm not the type of person who enjoys fights, grudges, or meanness.   However, justice has been done.  Osama Bin Laden is dead.  I'd like to thank the brave men and women from our and other countries who serve and protect us.  I'd also like to thank our Gold Star Mothers who lost sons and daughters in Iraq and Afghanistan.

While it may be bittersweet, I can only hope the death of this evil man helps to brings closure to the many families who were affected by the horrible acts of September 11, 2001, including my brother-in-law, who's cousin perished in the Twin Towers in NYC.

I'll never forget where I was, and how the reign of this man terrorized our country and other countries.  This doesn't end it, because Al Qaeda has metastasized. This is not a time to gloat, there is much business to do to end terrorism.

During World War II, Japanese Admiral Yamamoto said "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant."  Thank you President Obama, for bringing this monster to justice.


  1. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Just saw this on the news tonight. I would have hoped that they had captured him alive, but I am sure they did what they had to do. My thanks also go to all of our servicemen and women and those families who lost loved ones on 911 (I am from NY, so I feel for the everyone) and my thanks, as you stated, also go to President Obama. You stated everything beautifully.

  2. We are just waking up to this incredible news, Mary. As one of the USA's closest allies, you can be sure that we feel the same way as you all do. Not the end by any means, but certainly a victory against evil. What brave men carried out this operation. Pakistan has some explaining to do too...xoxo Rachel

  3. Wow. Big news. I totally agree with your sentiments. Here's hoping for some peace one day soon. X

  4. A very poignant post. There is a sense of relief and sadness at the same time. I can't help but think that the families of the loved ones killed on September 11 and in the ensuing war can never have their loved ones back. Justice as been served, but those of us who remember 911 will never be the same.

  5. It is a sense of relief but the horror did not die with him. I pray there will be peace.

  6. What a touching post!
    The only scary thing about this that there is someone ready to take over this rage.

  7. Amen.
    I for one am grateful he was not taken alive, as I would not have wanted him spewing his hatred from a court room in lower Manhattan. What a nightmare.

    Those who live by the sword are likely to die by it. Justice for this violent criminal.

    Hearing those opening words of the President's last night brought it all back to me; I thought I was done with crying, but I am not.

    And probably never will be. Cass

  8. Well said ... I find the whole thing a bittersweet victory of 'good over evil' ... those polar opposites will always exist and those who live for evil causes will pay the consequences. At least today there is one less hate-mongering evil presence. Let's hope the world can fill that empty space with a sense of altruism and humanity...

  9. Nice post, Mary. It was a day full of emotions here in New York. He had masterminded the death of so many innocents. A bittersweet victory, as I fear others will replace him.


I'm thrilled you've stopped by and I always enjoy your comments! Thank you!