September 3, 2010

Where were You on September 11, 2001?

On September 11, 2001 a friend of ours called us at home and told us to turn on the television. We turned on the television and couldn’t believe what we were seeing. Jet planes smashing into the Twin Towers located in NYC. At first I thought it was a joke or some sort of movie stunt.

The phone kept ringing and people were calling to see if my husband was at home or on the road. (He travels by plane almost every week for his job) Thankfully, he was home that day.

We watched television all morning and flipped around to all the news outlets to see who was recording what. That was the day I had my first Women’s Bible Study at Church. It was the Search for Significance study.

We didn’t have Princess F or Miss K at the time and Ree was at Elementary school. She was in the 5th grade at the time. I was debating on whether or not I should go to the first day of class because of what was happening. My husband encouraged me to go and assured me that he would not be going anywhere.

The year 2001 was also the year that Don and I were married. We married in June, so every time September OR June rolls around those anniversaries always remind me of how many years we’ve been married.

Anyway, I went to the Bible Study as did the other ladies in my class. It was one of the best classes I could have taken for myself. It taught me A LOT about forgiveness and how it’s ok to have made mistakes in my life and that it is possible to move forward and to be confident about who I am in the Lord.

After class I went home and was glued to the television for the rest of the day. I was sure that the attacks on our nation that day would not be the last. Being the Army Brat that I am, I was almost positive the attacks would continue because this one was too sophisticated to just let go.

The television stayed on the news channels for the next month and I became a professional channel flipper. I also began to understand the dynamics of the news media and came to know which ones were in it for the ratings. (Sad but True)

September 11th, 2001 is not the first time terrorist activity has shown itself. I know that having lived in a military family. I know and understand the history of terrorism.

I’d like to know what you were doing on September 11th, 2001. I hope you will write about it on your blogs and post it. I am interested in knowing your story no matter how big or small. I’d also like to link to your post about September 11th and hope you don’t mind.

I would love it if you would link to my 9/11 Directory so more folks will share their stories. Thank You so much!

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