Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11 Thoughts

It's been several days since I've posted . . .

David and I had a nice anniversary on the 8th. We went out to eat and to see a movie. It was the 17th anniversary - hard to believe!!

Today has stirred up lots of emotions again. Although I knew no one personally that was lost in the 9/11 attack, it certainly brings all those emotions back and the sadness for the families that lost loved ones. I remember being at work when David called me on the phone. He was working nights at the time and had just gotten home and flipped on the tv. As we were talking about the first plane hitting the tower, the 2nd one came along and hit. It still didn't occur to me that this could actually be a terrorist attack. Not until the plane hit in DC did I start to realize what was actually happening. I remember feeling the urgent need to go home, scoop up my children, and just be with my family. Adam had soccer practice that evening and it was so weird to look up in that beautiful blue, clear sky and not see any airplanes fly overhead.

I also remember how, on the Saturday before, we had gotten together with David's side of the family for BJ's birthday. Then the next Saturday, we got together for David and BJ's mom's birthday. It was so weird how the world had changed from 1 birthday celebration to the next a week later.

It's been a day of reflecting and prayer . . . I continue to pray for those families that lost loved ones.

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