It's been nine years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It's hard to believe that almost 10 years have passed. I remember exactly where I was....at work. The lady I worked for was in Europe on vacation with her husband and another couple. The radio was on...and we could tell that the news was about something terrible that was happening in New York, but couldn't figure out what was going on. There was a small television in the kitchen, so myself and the other lady who worked there turned the TV on and we couldn't believe our eyes as we watched the second plane crash into one of the Twin Towers. All I could think of was getting in touch with Pappy and Jess....and my Mom. I wanted to make sure that all my family was safe and sound and couldn't wait to get home that afternoon just to hold them and let them know how much they were loved. This all happened on Tuesday, and a special prayer meeting was called at church that night to pray....I remember not really knowing what to even pray for. I taught a teenage Sunday school class at the time, and one of my students sat with me with her arms around me weeping....as much as me, as an adult, couldn't comprehend what had just taken place in AMERICA of all places....it was even more difficult for a young mind to grasp. The next several days were very stressful as my boss had a difficult time getting back into the country due to air traffic being stopped, then re-routed. The next few weeks and months were spent with every single time the TV was on, we were bombarded with more death and tragedy....and I have to admit that I got really depressed. As bad as it might seem, I had to quit watching the specials about NINE-ELEVEN....for my own sanity!
I remember watching the country music awards when Alan Jackson first sang the song he wrote,
"Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning"....
....and how I cried.
So....where were you when the world stopped turning?
And, how did NINE-ELEVEN change your life?
(pic of my precious hubby)
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!