Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remembering 9/11


September 9, 2010
I will never forget being glued to the TV, watching the events unfold in a sickening succession that day 10 years ago.  I had just gotten my kids off to school & turned on the television to the news of what was happening.  I kept wondering if I should go get my kids & bring them back home with me.  Particularly as the words "terrorist attacks" kept being spoken by the newscasters.  I remember having a sick feeling in my stomach for days & feeling so sad.  The shows I have watched recently have brought me more details than I knew then, or maybe just more graphic.  It is a day that changed people, if only for awhile.  We were more patriotic, more religious, more caring, more raw with emotion.  Churches were filled to the max with people wanting comfort & answers to the tragedy.  Flags flew all over the country and other nations were shocked & saddened by the terror attacks against us.  

We had a decision to make one month after the attacks.  My husband had a CT seminar he was to attend in Las Vegas.  Tickets were already bought for him & I to fly down, but we did think about driving instead.  Ultimately we flew; for me it was my very first time flying.  It was all ok, but I'll admit, I did write letters to each of our children just in case.  It was probably the safest time to travel, but it was just the memories of that day lingering...

I wonder what we have learned, what we have forgotten, and what legacy we pass on to the next generation that didn't live through that horrible day.  

My favorite song right now is Laura Story's "Blessings".  I think it really is a meaningful, poignant song for our time.  You can hear it on Youtube.com.  I wanted to share the words from the song with you...

Laura Story ~ "Blessings"
We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops

What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom

Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops

What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us

When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It's not our home

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops

What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching(s) of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise

I believe that only through Our Holy Father, can we ever find true peace and healing.  He is with us every day as he was that fateful day in 2001.  We will never know all the stories that died with those on that day.  I  believe that there were heroes unnamed and angels giving comfort, whether they were human or heavenly, or both.  I do know that it is a day I will never forget...

Blessings,
Cindy

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Agree! That song is lovely! It's weird to think my son will probably learn of that day in history class someday. I wished our country would be unified now like we were then just for the sake of unity.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cindy, I have found myself turning the tv off and on all day. It's just so sad...I just hope nothing ever happens to our country like that again. Kristen

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I remember that day all too well...still makes me so sad. Beautiful tribute! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and for entering my Annie Sloan giveaway! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie