This is a picture of one of the kindest human beings I’ve ever met. His name is Ahmad Madjlessi and I’ve been blessed to call him my husband for the last 20+ years. There’s not a person he wouldn’t help and he loves to laugh and smile. He’s pretty awesome.
Growing up as an Iranian-American, he had never encountered any issues about his background. He has flawless English, yet speaks fluent Farsi. Our lives grew richer as we created a family, careers, built a home… and then 09-11-2001 happened. Our entire lives changed as a family that day and it’s never been the same for us, especially for my husband and children.
As we all spend the day reflecting on those lives that were unnecessarily lost in the terrorist attacks, please also consider there are many good people (like Ahmad) who had nothing to do with the terrible events from 12 years ago, yet endure the ‘difficulties’ of those still filled with anger and hatred. I continue to pray for peace in our country.
Sheryl Brown / @BionicSocialite
(Written in New Jersey as I look across at the lights of New York.)