It was 17 years ago today that the September 11th attacks happened and yet, I still choke up whenever I think about that. day.  I felt sadness before for all of the people who lost their lives, but I feel a different sadness now that I'm a mom. A deeper sadness. I think about all of the children who lost their parents and there's an aching in my heart that wasn't as strong before I had a child of my own.

I can't even fathom what must have been going through the minds of the victims when they knew that there was no way they would ever be returning to their babies and that their precious loves would grow up without them.

On September 11, 2014, the Hawk Morning Show had the honor of speaking with an amazingly brave woman named Florence Engorian. Engorian not only survived the attack on the South Tower on September 11, 2001, but she was five-months pregnant when the towers fell. This is her story.

If you're looking for a book about September 11th that will give you a clear idea of what it must've been like to see the carnage first-hand, Damon DiMarco's book Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 is the perfect book for you. Pick up the book here and read the true stories of men and women, like Florence Engorian, who experienced September 11th first hand and learn how the events of that day changed their lives forever.

[via Amazon]