What would you do if, one glorious September morning, your husband were to die suddenly, when all he had done was go to work, and you didn't even wake up properly to say goodbye?
For Patricia, Julia, Claudia and Ann, four thirty-something women whose husbands worked at the World Trade Center, this became a tragic reality. But in the dark days following September 11th, 2001, the four came together and found comfort in each other.
Love You, Mean It is a remarkable shared memoir of four marriages, of how four hope-filled relationships were tragically cut short, of how these four women rebuilt their lives after a deep loss, but, most of all, it is an extraordinary testament to the power of friendship.
Patricia Carrington married Jeremy "Caz" Carrington in 2000. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Lola.
Julia Collins married Tom Collins in 2000. She works for the National Football League as Director of Mens Apparel. Julia recently got married and lives with her current husband in Manhattan.
Claudia Gerbasi married Bart Ruggiere in 2000. She is a sales director for Cole Haan and lives with her current husband, John Donovan, in downtown Manhattan.
Ann Haynes married Ward Haynes in 1994. She recently stopped working as a financial planner in order to devote more time to her children. Ann married Kevin Nalepka and lives with him and her three children in Rye, New York.