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.