My plan today had been to do something I have never done on this blog.
I do not do a lot of blog planning, although I hope to get to that stage in the near future. Due to my lack of planning, I did not realize that what I planned to do today would coincide with 9/11.
So I am postponing my post intended for today until tomorrow.
We are not the same. 13 years later nothing is the same.
It doesn’t matter if you know someone personally impacted by the tragedy of that infamous day or if you were sitting in your home in the Midwest watching it unfold on television. That was me. And I am not the same.
Andy was at school. John was at work.
I was getting ready to go to work. I know exactly what I wore that day. I recall making a phone call to my boss to complain about something that in hindsight seems so ridiculous.
Nothing is the same. We can’t travel by air as easily. Andy is 25. I don’t know if he can remember flying without having to remove his shoes.
These days I live on the east coast. I know people that were personally impacted by the events of that day. The parents of a young lady that died in New York that day live less than one mile from me. There is a 9/11 memorial garden at my church.
It is very real here.
Today I pray for all of us…the ones that lost loved ones and friends. The ones that now live a life different than we did prior to that day in 2001. The ones that are fighting the war on terror. The children that lost parents. The parents that lost children.
But I also know that Jesus is in every moment of my life and he can give comfort to those still grieving.
I remember…let us never forget…
Very good post, Mary. I remember I was at Domino's Pizza on a field trip with my girls making pizzas. The workers in the back of the store started congregating around a small TV. It seemed so unreal.
Yes, may we never forget. Life did change that day.
This is a beautiful post, Mary. Feels like it was just yesterday.
Beautiful post Mary. Our family was in a hotel in Anaheim getting ready to head for our last day at Disneyland. Of course, they closed the parks and I tried my best to explain to my children what had happened. I walked around in shock, for a while, cried and prayed. I didn't know anyone who was affected by this tragedy, but it changes you.