Friday, September 9, 2011

9/11 Hand Print Rememberance

I can still remember exactly where I was when I heard about the attacks on the Twin Towers in Manhattan. I've never visited N.Y. but I knew what the twin towers looked like. I was driving in my car to work. I was listening to what was suppose to be a morning radio music station. As I heard the D.J. trying to explain: an airplane has hit the World Trade Center, the best word to describe was shock. I was pregnant with my oldest {I only had about 6 weeks to go} and I realized at that moment, both our lives would never be the same.

I remember sitting at my desk at work, literally stunned by what I was hearing on the radio and seeing on the Internet. Even though I was far away from New York City, I was emotional and it was gut-wrenching to know Americasns were victims of terrorism in an unimaginable way.

Sunday, marks the 10 year anniversary. Over the last couple weeks my mind has lingered on 9/11 and what it means to me to be an American, a Mother and Freedom. I especially wanted my kids to understand how living in the United States of America is not just a gift but a privilege and I wanted to remember how young they really were on the 10 year anniversary.

I made a 9/11 Hand Print Remembrance.

How I Made It:

I look some extra matting from {this project}. I knew I wanted something heavy and sturdy. I painted their hands, the older boys had no problem doing their hand prints, but little H. was tricky. He was laughing at me trying to pry open his hand for the print. The practice prints actually turned out better but, in the end this was the best I could get. It will be a fun memory!

I used an extra set of scrabble tiles for the words and let my oldest fill in 9/11/11 on blank tiles. I used bakers twin to give the words continuity. I also let them write their names by their hand prints. 

God Bless America, my home, sweet home.

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Marie {Make and Takes} said...

This is such a perfect way to remember 9/11. How cute are those hands!

Catskill Quilter said...

I hope that you hang this every year for remembrance! It is touching to me that you have found a way to make the day meaningful for your family - bravo!

Cinderell@'s wereld said...

Respect -X- For all !!! Love Cinderell@

Gabrielle - Design Mom said...

Such a sweet project! I'll bet your kids loved helping you with this.

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