Thursday, September 11, 2008

Seven Years Ago

Seems so long ago, but still so vivid in my memory. Where were YOU when this happened?

At the time, we were living in NW Arkansas ..... I was 6 months pregnant with our 4th child, juggling 3 babies/toddlers. Chances are good my hair was in curlers and I was wrapped snugly in my favorite ratty robe. But, alas, I digress.....

With the Today Show on in the background, I was slinging oatmeal for the kids (worthy of a circus act).
A "special report" caught my attention, with news that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Being a rather trusting and naive person, my first thought was "How could a pilot get THAT far off course?"
While the report continued with live footage, a second plane came into the frame and crashed into the neighboring tower. I'll never forget that feeling ..... my blood ran cold and I had a feeling of total confusion and horror. My jaw literally dropped open.
I had no idea that I was actually witnessing a turning point in our nation....
One where we suddenly didn't take our safety for granted, and felt completely vulnerable.
In a moment, we realized that utter evil is out there -- plotting and seeking to destroy us while we go about our everyday life.
Our bubble of false security had been burst.
Have you ever felt like "what kind of world did I bring my children into"? What will their future be like?
I'm so thankful that we have the ultimate hope in Jesus Christ -- our protector, our shield, our eternal salvation. And no matter what happens here on earth, we'll be with Him some day where all evil will be vanished and forgotten.


Jennifer said...

You know what's weird? I was in Fort Smith on that day? We were so close to each other! Remind me to tell you about the events of that day in lovely Fort Smith.

Anonymous said...

You know, I had that same could someone be so off course? Hard to believe it was seven years ago. Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

I was still in bed with dh... we'd been married a year and he worked out of our home, so we were still in bed and someone phoned to tell us. It felt so surreal...

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Jill said...

I was working at the news station when the national news cut into our local broadcast. It was sickening watching it over and over and over. I was 3 months pregnant with our 1st and I suddenly became horrified at the same thought... "what kind of world am I bringing this kid into?"

Busymama Kellie said...

My coworker called us at 5 in the morning to wake us (Hawaii has a huge time difference) and say that a plane hit the WTC. Being groggy and not a morning person I mumbled ok and went back to sleep. I figured it was some freak accident with a small cessna or something. When I rolled out of bed an hour later I watched in horror as everything unfolded.

The Q Family said...

I was in my office working. We didn't have TV so we tried to check the internet. But with all the traffic the bandwidth of CNN and MSNBC couldn't handle all of us. I was also pregnant with my first child. After I got home, I was glued to the TV trying to get the sense of what had happened.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost their love ones.

-Amy @ The Q Family