Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering September 11, 2001.

Outside of our office...


The jeep of one of the attorney's I work for!


I think everyone has their own memories of September 11th, the emotions felt, the images saw on TV, who you were with, and what you were doing.

For me, I was a senior in high school and we were in the library that day, and the TV was on and the events were unfolding. I forget exactly what I was in the library for and I was caught up in what I was doing and then I saw everyone surrounding the TV. I don't think at that point it was termed a terrorist attack but then when we saw the other plane hit, we knew it was something much much more.

The rest of the day was a blur, it was like everything stood still and you just couldn't even fathom what just took place.

I remember going home and calling my mom and just crying and asking why, and how could somebody do this. Somewhere out there, there was a husband without his wife, or a wife without her husband. Somewhere out there there was a child without their mom or dad. Somewhere out there a parent had just lost their child. My human brain just couldn't wrap my mind around it.

The events of that day just made you want to hug the people in your life just a little bit tighter.

Here 8 years later, our lives have gone on, but there are those people that every September 11th they are reminded of the act of violence that took their loved ones. Let us not forget the day that strategically changed the dynamics of this country forever. Let us not forget those people that deal with the affects of this day each and every day and each and every day wishing they could have the ones that they loved back.

Lord, please today lift up each and every person directly affected by the events of September 11th. Wrap your arms around them father. Give them peace as they go throughout their day and let them feel the prayers that are being lifted up for them all across the world. Let them know that there's a hope of a future reuniting with them one day and being able to see them once again and being able to say that "I love you" that some might have been robbed of when their loved ones were taken home by this senseless act.

Let us never forget those lives that parished and touched the nation on that day 8 years ago. Give us a hope of a better America and give us the hope that only you can bring!!!!

Let us NEVER forget!!

13 comments:

Shannon said...

this is a beautiful post! I was sitting in my 10th grade History Class when the events happened and I NEVER thought it would affect me so directly as it does today by marrying a man in the Army. Praying with you for our Country!

Lindsey said...

What a beautifully written post!

Jodi said...

I'll never forget either! Thinking of all the families who were affected SO MUCH more than me!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

wonderful post!

Julie said...

What a respectful post. The pictures are neat. I like the person with the flag in the jeep.

I hope you are doing well!

Jacquie said...

I will never forget! I remember my mind trying to wrap around the safety and the beauty of the Ozarks that morning, while knowing that others around the country were undergoing Armegeddon-type terror. (It made me actually think about the chaos the rapture is going to bring.)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our service men and women!!

In this wonderful life... said...

I can hardly watch or hear anything about 9/11 without crying. SO sad! praying for the families!

Meagan said...

i've been praying today. It is still so surreal to me =(

*L* said...

I can't believe it's been 8 years since that day, sometimes it feels like it has only been a couple of months. This is a beautiful post.

Heather Bug said...

I'll never forgot 9-11-01. What a wonderful post about it. I just read about your Grandpa and I am so sorry. I'll be praying for you as you speak at his funeral.

Kait said...

I had a post auto-scheduled yesterday. Now I'm kicking myself. Wonderfully written Lauren!

Nicole said...

I was on my way to class and heard the news on the radio and zipped right back home. I still cry when I hear all the names. For the lives lost and those who lost their loved ones. It was an awful tragedy.

♥Kim said...

Amen! I will never forget that day! So sad!