Thursday, September 11, 2008


"Remember the Past, Live the Present, Look to the Future."
I went to write the teacher a note today...started with the date.  then, i stopped.  i shook my head and paused, remembering the horror of 9/11/01.  it's a day i don't think i will ever forget.  i don't know a single person who lost their lives that day...i don't have any personal connections...what i do have is a heart full of sadness and even still some anger.  

One of the things that happen in today's world is that we turn our heads away from what is evil and call it something else...we call it anything but what it is.  on 9/11, we saw in flesh, in real life, the physical side of evil.

I was on a mission trip last year with 14 HS students (they rock my face off btw) in NYC.  Here are a few pics that represent the power of 'come back', strength of the american people.  
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; 
       his love endures forever.

Psalm 118:1


Cuddle Cottage said...

I'm remembering too. Hard to believe its been 7 years.

Marie Reed said...

I read this post just shocked! I didn't realize what day it was.. I'm so glad that I visited and got the chance to read your heartfelt words!

CrackerJacks said...

Lovely post. Thanks for visiting!

Kel said...

Yes, I don't think we will ever forget...but good always prevails!

Karen said...

God bless America and her people.

Rachel said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

This post is great!! I know I'll never forget!

SITS Sister:Rachel:)

Melissa said...

Beautifully expressed!

Thank you for stopping by Sunbonnet Cottage.

I LOVE your blog. I hope to get to know you better. What a wonderful family you have.

My husband and I were never blessed with children and we have talked about adoption. I so admire you and your husband.

Many blessings!


angie said...

This is one of the first years since 9/11 that I've allowed myself to really think about it and remember. It's humbling and sad.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I've been to NYC twice since 9/11/01 and each time it was beyond hard to believe it had happened. I think every time we ever write the date "9/11" or even speak it, we'll always be reminded of where we were and all the details of when it happened.

Beautiful post.


WheresMyAngels said...

I was documenting at work when I noticed what date I wrote down. Will never forget what I was doing at the time and what feelings went thru me.

Kristen said...

Those are great pictures. And thank you for the reminder that NY is rebuilding! :) And your Motley Crew, are just too cute!

And your Psalm's verse was perfect for today too!

Thanks for dropping by! I am originally from the great hoosier state, what part do you all live?

Wep said...

Great post...I had the same experience when I was sending an email and I wrote COB Sept 11. Just kinda blindsides you like that.

Jen said...

That verse was a great ending to the post. I will remember.

Honey Mommy said...

It seemed to sneak up on me too this year. I remember that day very. So much has changed since then. Can you believe it has been 7 years?

Heather said...

I just realized we have the same background on our blogs...cute, isn't it?

Great post today. I've never been to NYC; would love to go someday.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Shanan said...

I can't believe that it has been SEVEN years. I have been so sad all day thinking about that day and the families and those horrific attacks. May God Bless our country and unite us all.

Thanks for all your "blogging help!"

chellekay said...

those are really good pictures.

It is so sad.

Amy said...

Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing.