I just told my Granny on the phone the other day that September 11th is one of things that I think about, hear about or see images on TV that I instantly get a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.
When it happen I think it made me realize that there is so much more to life then the little life I was living in Nashville, TN!
I remember the emotions I felt....
Scared for mine and my families safety
Worried that my friend Danny would have to go fight some War somewhere
Worried that from day forward we as a nation would be living a War zone...
I could go on for Days with the things that I worried about and the things that COULD affect Me.
What about the people that it did affect?
What about the people who did have to go to War over this coward less act?
What about the people who did know the building was going to fall and that they were going to die?
What about the people who decided to jump to their death?
What about the people who strapped on their hats, grabbed their axe and ran into what they knew would be their death?
What about the Wives, Moms, Kids, Grandparents, Sister, Brothers who were at home begging and pleading and praying that their loved one won't be killed, that they will make it out ok?
It truly was a day that the world stood still.
On my home from New York when I was on the plane and I started looking at this People magazine.
The more I read the more I cried.
By the end of the magazine I was full on sobbing.
I didn't care that I was on a plane and more then most likely scarring the girl sitting beside me.
I just sat there and prayed for each of those sweet kids and after I gathered my composure I looked over at her and she had tears in her eyes.
She said "I read that magazine last night and I had the same reaction"
This lead to a 45 minute conversation about where we were when it happen, how we felt and so on.
Its a day that affects EVERYONE
Its a day that No One will ever forget
Its a day that will bring up raw emotions
Its a day that makes the world stop
But this year on this day I am going to be thinking of those people that lived the day that shook me to my core.
This year I will pray for their families
This year I will pray for those precious kiddos in People magazine
This year I will pray for the amazing country that we live in
This year I will pray for those who helped save lives that day and now live with the horrible images that they saw that day.
This year I challenge you to say a prayer for the families and friends of the people that were lost that day.
Here is the link to my September 11th post last year.