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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where were you on 9-11?

Believe that there's light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else.”

Kobi Yamada -

Author

Prayers for every life lost, to every person who lost to a loved one, to anyone or everyone hurt by this.

(9-11-01)

I was with my best friend (who is deceased) and my grandson who was five months old - we drove to my mom's in Atlanta (now deceased) . Sue was watching the grandson and I was helping my mother with her apartment.

My son called me from Cincinnati and said, "Mom did you hear the news?"

"No, what?"

"There has been a terrorist attack in New York - the twins towers were hit by planes!"

"You're kidding!"

We watched the news and Sue and I thought we'd better get home. When we left the streets were filled with people who had come out of their high rise where they had been working. Scared. We headed home around noon and the expressway was almost gridlocked . . .

So much loss in ten years - yet we the people are strong and have moved forward - yet we should NEVER forget the lessons learned.

Where were you on that day - what were you doing?

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28 comments:

Eva Ason said...

My thoughts goes out to All over there today. And all the heroes! Blessings!

Hugs
Eva

Jill said...

So much loss and sadness from that day. So many heros in this great country of ours. We will never forget any of them.

I watched it all on TV,alone. The feelings will always be with me.

Anonymous said...

So much pain and suffering shall never be forgotten. I was working as clinic supervisor. When we heard the news the TV was turned on and we all prayed. I will never forget that day. As a nurse I felt a needed to help, but I was several states away from the attack.

Eva Ason said...

I remember sitting at work, hearing the sad news.

That corgi :) said...

I remember being at home getting my son off to school; checking in on him as he was eating breakfast watching TV and seeing the image of the plane going into the tower and thinking "what movie is he watching?" When I realized it was not a movie.

A very sad day for so many and everyone's lives so affected, especially those whose family members died that day.

What we need to remember is life is short, life is unpredictable and we just never know when any event will happen that determines our life on earth is over. And remember that God is in control and allows things like this for whatever reason, but to keep trusting in him and to be prepared in our hearts for where we will be spending eternity.

betty

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I just saw this on tv.....it's mind boggling...how anyone could have lived through that hatred....and yet....thanks Chatty for posting this....for the reminder miracles happen even in our darkness moments.

Thisisme. said...

I had just returned from a holiday abroad, and was sitting in my friend's house, watching it on the television in total disbelief. Prayers with all Americans today.

Mevely317 said...

Like so many others, I was at work (Clearwater, FL) when a client phoned with the news. Only 3 of us in the office, each with different cellular carriers ... not one of us could get a signal, which was so frightening! (Later, we were "told" it was because President Bush was in the area.)

PS - My friend (now, DH!) was sitting at the Phoenix airport, boarding pass in hand, awaiting his flight back to Florida!

10 years later, I'm STILL so incredibly outraged ... and saddened.

Susan said...

Peace to all the people who lost loved ones on that fateful day. And peace to all the souls whose lives were lost.

We were living in Arizona. I was home and my husband called me. He told me to watch the dreadful happenings on television. It was all so horrible. We must never, ever forget.

Sincerely, Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I was at work that day. I had started this job only 3 months previously. One of the salesb people said hey turn on your radio a plane hit one of the Twin Towers. It was a horrifying day. I remember at one point in the morning some of us went outside to just take a break and breathe and the silence was powerful. I worked close to The Atlanta airport and all the planes were grounded and the quiet was so moving. Many of us prayed together. All I wanted to do was to hear the voices of my children and I did later that day.

Marydon said...

May God continue to help us all heal & bless the souls once again.

God Bless America, may she stand FREE forever.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I was at work. There was a tv in a common area that was on. From my ofice, I couldn't see it. All at once, I started getting phone calls from my husband, my best friend who had just returned from NYC, and my oldest that that had a friend doing a site visit for work at one of the shops in the World Trade. (It happened to early for her to be there, thank goodness.)

We were all glued to our televisions. My younger daughters were in high school and were not told. They didn't know until they got home.

I know we were all stunned and were wondering what did this mean for our country. I knew we wouldn't allow this to go by without action.

Patti said...

Living in the Mountain Time Zone at the time of the attacks, our day had barely even begun. And since it wasn't our habit to turn the TV or radio on in the morning, we didn't know anything was going on...until my mom called at 7:15 (9:15 Eastern Time) to tell me to turn on the news.

Needless to say, we were shocked and saddened and completely horrified. The world as we had known it was gone forever...in an instant...without warning.

Blessings,
Patti

Ginny said...

I was at home and Phil was at work. I didn't know till someone called me and told me to turn on the T.V. It really seems like almost yesterday, I remember the images so clearly. Everyone should watch this film and the story of Josephine and the firemen!!!!! Today of all days!

Melanie said...

I was home. My mother-in-law called and asked if we'd heard what happened. We turned on the TV and couldn't believe what we were seeing. Such a sad day.

Sandra said...

we were shopping, went in to pay for gas and saw it on the TV, left and went to the mall, but could not shop, so went home and watched TV all day and for the next 3 days.

Debbie said...

I was in my Tuesday morning Bible study group. I guess you could say that I was in the best possible place to hear the most terrifying news of my life.

A Quiet Corner said...

I was at one of my branches in CT. That evening the Pres said he was going to volunteer to go to NY to help. We went together to the Chief's office for him to sign up. I was glad he wasn't picked....:)JP

Crystal Mary said...

Oh Sandie, That was such a terrible day. I still cry over it. I wrote a poem about it at the time and should have posted....maybe I will in a day or so. I tried to get in here and comment for two days but was unable?? anyhow, I am here now...Much love Crystal xxx

Love Of Quilts said...

Sad sad day. I was at work that day. Trish

SweetMarie said...

I was at home and a friend called and told me the news.

Flora said...

I was getting ready for work. I heard hubby downstairs...say something about an attack on the US..I turned the TV on at the time the second plane hit... At work...it was an unreal day...everyone was glued to the radio and TV's to see and hear what was happening. Its one of those days you will always remember...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I was a college recruiter then, and I was working a college fair at Elon College that day.

blueviolet said...

I was watching The Today Show as I usually did, so it all kinda happened right as I was watching. An awful day!

Rob-bear said...

The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off as a deficit-cutting measure.

Stella said...

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES!

Sharon said...

I mentioned my 9/11 story on my blog. It's a day that remains ingrained in my mind.

How I pray that our country remembers - and that we ALL remember the GOD in whom we (should) trust!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

DaCraftyLady said...

I was waking up to go to work and my son called to tell me to turn on the TV///what a day..I watched the TV and sat up in bed in total disbelief.