Friday, September 12, 2008

9/11- The day that changed us

(Note: This post was written on 9/11 in my world-it was started before midnight anyway~ My day was full and long. It ended how I love it-with family. I went with my Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister to see my wonderful nephew Nicholas play football.)

I started today like I started that day and most other days-driving to work listening to Rick and Bubba. I heard them say a plane has hit the world Trade Center- My first thought was -what a horrible accident. As I got to school where I worked, I walked to the office and said turn on the TV there’s been an accident. Right when we turned it on we watched the second plane fly into the WTC.  I could not work- I wanted to be with my loved ones. I went to my church to pray for the families and it felt like it was closer than it was. Their pain was my pain. I still become emotional when I see, hear or think about it. Going to Ground Zero and feeling the quiet Reverence there now is an experience I remember strongly. I for one am proud of Our President and the strength and Faith He showed during and since in this situation. In a speech to the USA on September 11th, President Bush said, "Today, our nation saw evil." He may have been literally correct. Later in that same speech he also said, "Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for You are with me."

I remember the Sunday after 9/11- our church was packed. People felt the need to draw near to God and each other. How I wish that feeling would stay and not just in times of trouble.

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I will always Remember ! It is a part of us still.

Be blessed!

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7 comments:

Teresa said...

Hey Lorie I love your blog.This is so true.Go to my blog and read the poem Stephen wrote it will touch you too.Yes all us did want to be with our family.I remember how scared everyone was on that day.

Life on the farm... said...

I was at church that Sunday... that was our first visit there.

Brandi said...

Beautifully written, :-}...
I was at work and also heard Rick and Bubba announce the first plane! I was so fearful, I wanted to be with my babies...

Mike Golch said...

this is a great posting. OI wish the togetherness we all felt right after those days would still be around.
I wish that there was a feeling of wow we are all the same in many was would be prevelant through out the world. this way thins like this would never happen again.

Valarie said...

I prayer that we will always remember, and that we will remember that when we vote this year.

Toni said...

Lori,
This was a beautiful post! I was not saved at the time of 9/11 but I do remember the longimg for God everyone seemed to have at that time. It was such a comforting feeling to think that we were all together. One nation under God.
Hope your weekend is blessed!!~~~Toni

The Southern Mom said...

Great post. Love ya, girlfriend.

Read your comment...of course, I understand. I don't know what I can do this week, David is leaving for GA Monday, and 'Bama Girl is coming home near the end of the week, she's really been having a hard time at school this week...not with school, but just with certain 'people' in general.

Sorry I haven't commented lately, but as you say...life has gotten in the way (as well as computer problems!).