On September 11, 2001 I lost my beautiful daughter Nicole. I wondered how was I going to survive after losing a child. Ten years later I can look back, knowing that you do survive and that you learn to live in a different way, and I can continue to move forward. When you lose a loved one it is with you every day in life. They say, Grief is like the fog, some days you can see through it and other days its so thick you cant. This is true. The sadness can come on at anytime but we learn how to live with it. We celebrate Nicoles birthday, I light a candle at Christmas, and we talk about her all the time.
This year on the 10th anniversary we went to Pennsylvania. I did not know what to expect since I have not been back in five years. We had a dedication, Memorial and a burial. The burial was the hardest part as it brought back many memories of the earlier years, but I got through this with our Flight 93 families. Now I move forward in life as Nicole would want me to. I know that my daughter Nicole is still with me and I will see her again in heaven.
Catherine Stefani lost her daughter Nicole Miller, 21, on United Flight 93 on 9/11/01