Sunday, September 11, 2011
I've been watching the memorial footage on tv ever since I got home from church this morning. It's hard to believe that 10 years have past, and that the events of 9/11 still stir such great emotions within me. I'm certain that will never change.
Alot has changed since that day. Around the world, and within my own life. I was just a college student at the time, skipping printmaking class to get my Spanish lab done. I could hear the tv from the other room broadcasting the footage, but it never occurred to me that it was live. In my mind, it was a class watching old footage from the big earthquake in California. I'll never forget walking out of that building, and turning on my phone to 14 missed calls from Jon. I called him back and he's the one who filled me in on what was happening. As I stood stunned in the courtyard, I looked around and no one was moving. It seemed we were all on the phone and many of us were gazing up at that beautiful blue September sky that was eerily void of jet streams. The world changed that day.
The magnitude of 9/11 is obvious, you don't need me to convince you. I am however, struck by how much changes in one's life in a decade. This anniversary has afforded me an opportunity to look back on the last ten years of my own life. The trials I've faced. The successes I've had. In those ten years, I can clearly see God's hand in my life. He's blessed me tremendously, and continues to do so. I am so thankful.
Remembering today, those that lost their lives 10 years ago, and all those who have lost their lives since in the name of freedom. I am proud to be an American today, and always. I will never forget!
Tell me, where were you on 9/11?
Posted by jdavissquared at 2:15 PM