“I love you”:the final message sent in the midst of tragedy.
Imagine receiving a voicemail, text message or phone call from a loved one and that turning outto be the last words you ever hear from them.
This story is about CeeCee Lyles, a mother-of-four, and one of the flight attendants working on board flight on September 11th. When the plane was hijacked, she dialled home twice on a mobile phone to tell her husband what had happened. Tragically, her husband, a police officer was sleeping after a night shift, and never heard the phone ring.
The morning of September 11 th was the most devastating one for this family. A man lost his
woman, a husband lost his wife, children lost their mom, the world lost a loving human being, among many others that were victims of this tragedy.
We cannot prevent the death taking our loved ones from us, but what we can do is send love, every day like it’s the last one. Stay connected, check on them, call or video-chat, visit and never forget the people on your life.
This is the message that CeeCee's husband found on his voicemail.
“Hi baby. I’m, baby, you have to listen to me carefully. I’m on a plane that’s been hijacked. I’m on the plane, I’m calling from the plane.
“I want to tell you that I love you. Please tell my children that I love them very much. And I’m so sorry baby.
“I don’t know what to say. There’s three guys, they’ve hijacked the plane… we’re turned around and I heard that there’s planes that have been flown into the World Trade Centre.
“I hope to see your face again, baby. I love you.”