Remembering


It’s the same thing that’s on everyone else’s mind today… 10 years since that day. I couldn’t make it through the first 5 minutes of news program, internet coverage and facebook updates before the tears started.  I cried openly in public during the 9/11 video montage at church.  I am one of the lucky ones who didn’t lose someone close that day, but the sense of helplessness and loss for those who did is still fresh. In 10 years, I’ve become a mother and that’s where my thoughts turn today- to all the mother’s who suffered so very much loss that day.. and in the years since.  The kids aren’t really old enough yet to start asking about it- What happened? Why?  I looked at them today and realized I still can’t explain it…it was insanity and cruelty that I still can’t wrap my mind around.  But also, it was heroism– the amazing actions that people will take to help others…that’s what I’m thinking about this evening.  We’ve seen the ugliest part of humanity, and we’ve seen it trumped by the goodness in people, the willingness to give all that they have to help another and to stand for the freedom of all. There is goodness here in this world, and we’ve all got to hold on to that and make our choices each day to honor that goodness, to make it worth doing…

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One response to “Remembering

  • Paige

    How beautiful! So many people respond with hatred and anger and the desire for revenge, but you are focusing on what’s really important. If this is what your children are hearing, their generation of Americans will be better off for your words.

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