Just so there are no weird moments for anyone, I'd like to say that I know and understand the reasons Moussoui was not sentenced to death. I am ok with the outcome. Many have asked me if I wanted him put to death, and my truthful anwer is some days. However, his fate was left to the jury, as is our system here, and I wouldn't want to live anywhere but here. His defiance and joy at the loss of so many innocents was not the first I've seen, and justice does belong to God. I've dealt, or am dealing, with this daily, and my daughters and I are ok. People have joked about it, we're still ok. People say things out of love that couldn't be more wrong, we're still ok. The news has yet to go a day without mentioning it, we're still ok. Hollywood made a movie about it, and yes, we're still ok. Though we are not immune to it, and like it or not even people in our lives have hurt us with it, 9/11 is a part of our story, and we are learning to live with it.
We have love. Love for God, love for each other and a love remembered that time and pain cannot diminish, so ya, we're ok. Had the jury decided to end his life, we still would not have our Lenny back. And though he showed such a lack of respect for his victims, and though he sees himself the winner for having his life spared, I take comfort in the pomises of God. Even if he gets to live, he will be spending twenty four hours a day alone, and I gotta say, I'd almost prefer death to the kind of life he'll be living.
So there. It's out on the table, not hiding in the middle of the living room! Now I am going to get ready for dinner, and relish every minute I have left to enjoy my girls. That's something no one can take away from me.