Friday, September 9, 2011

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

I'm sure all of my fellow Americans have heard that line. Good ole Alan Jackson, does it every time.
Try & watch this video without crying.

But, really. Where were you when the world stopped turning, that September Day?

My heart is very heavy today as 9/11 approaches it's 10 year Anniversary. It seems like just yesterday we were hearing the news that America was under attack. That line alone brings chills down my spine.

I was a freshman in High School. It was 2nd period, in the hall way during our 5 minute break when a friend said, "Did you hear?? The world trade center was bombed!" What?  Huh?? Nothing made sense & I really didn't think anything of it. Until lunch. When our entire high school (all 400 of us) were gathered in the library watching the news. Scared. Frightened. We really had no idea WHAT was going on. I think everyone just wanted to be with their loved ones, holding each other tight.

And as we all know - the weeks after that are just a blur. All I know is, I am DANG PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. Every single one of those men & women fighting or who have fought for OUR country is MY HERO. And the first responders, firemen, NYPD, & anyone else who helped out that day - my entire heart goes out to you. The only word that comes to mind, is BRAVE. Braver than brave.

I'll be thinking of that day the rest of my weekend, and praying for those who lost loved ones. I hope they have found their peace.


2 sweet comments...:

Emily said...

It is so hard to believe that it has been 10 years. I was in 6th grade. it was during a break before we changed classes. I was using the bathroom when we heard. At first I thought it was in Charlotte (I was 10! ha!) and thought it had harmed the big buildings my parents worked in. I was bawling. Little did I know I would still be crying when I actually found out what happened. The world will never forget.

Anonymous said...

i was in my first period class sophomore year. i can't believe time has flown by so fast. ten years already.