Can't believe that today is the 10th anniversary of September 11th!! I remember what a beautiful morning it was. The weather was sunny & just perfect. My oldest son was at school, my middle son was at daycare, & I was at work. I remember the girl that sat next to me always had her radio on. She tapped on my shoulder after I was done with a call & she told me that a plane had crashed into one of the Twin Towers. My response was "really??? How can u not see the Twin Towers??!!" I remember getting a bad feeling in my stomach when she gave me the news, but I kept working. A few minutes later she shouted "oh no, the other tower was hit!" & I remember saying "okay, that was definitely not an accident!" There was immediate chaos in the office. One of my good friends was hysterical because her husband was a firefighter in NYC & he was working that day. Another one was crying because she knew a father & son that worked in one of the towers. At that same moment, I got a call from the daycare to pick up my son because they were closing due to this, so I dashed out of the office without saying a word to get my son Gio who was 3 years old at the time. In the car, on the way to get Gio, I hear that the Pentagon was also attacked. At that point, I was really scared, but I tried not to panic. I lived on the 6th floor of an apartment building, so I rushed home, picked up some clothes & diapers for my son, & I drove to my parent's house who lived 10 minutes away. I couldn't believe what I was seeing on TV! People jumping out of burning buildings & the horrible collapse of the Twin Towers was on TV all day. I had to turn the TV off after awhile because it was so depressing. I remember not being able to reach any of my loved ones on the phone because the lines were all busy. I just kept thinking, "how could someone intentionally hit those buildings knowing that they were full of innocent people?" That day changed the world forever. It brought fear & uncertainty to everyone who lived through it. So many people died....the youngest victim on one of the planes was 2 years old. I had never paid any mind to the word "terrorism" prior to that day. To this day, I can't comprehend how they felt that they were pleasing God by committing such a heinous act. What kind of God condones the execution of innocent people? Not mine. Only a person filled with hate could orchestrate something so horrible. If it was such a courageous act, why didn't Bin Laden do it himself? I know why, because he was a coward. Only a coward attacks their enemy when their back is turned & when they least expect it. Even though he was captured & shot, I don't feel that justice has been served. A lot of those people had to lie under that rubble, agonizing & half alive, until they were either rescued or took their last breathe. He was shot & died instantly....an easy death! I pray that there is justice for every soul lost on that horrible day & to the cowards that use their religion as an excuse to murder & spread hate...u reap what u sow & I know that MY GOD will see to it that you spend an eternity paying for your actions!!!
~~God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear even though the earth be removed, though the mountains carried into the midst of the sea, though its waters roil and be troubled, though mountains shake with its swelling~~
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