Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

    I remember that morning well. I was so excited.  My fiance at the time now he is me dear sweet husband was coming over and we were going to work on wedding invitations. He came over early and took my daycare children to school.  I was so looking forward to spending this morning with each other, it had been awhile that we had spent any time with each other without children around since the crazy school schedule had started back up. I was sitting in my livingroom diligently working away when he came running into the house and turned on the TV.  I can tell you I was a bit frustrated with this I really wanted the time to be spent chatting and planning.  I kept on working. I hate to admit it but due to my frustration I barely even payed attention to the news cast and when I did I was unempathetic simply because I was not completely aware of what was actually happening.  As the day went on and the days following my heart went out to the families, the coworkers, and the country for our lives would never be the same after that dreadful day the towers came down. 

     I believe everything happens for a reason and even though if I could turn the clock back to before that day when we felt safe, before peoples lives changed forever, before fear fills you at the airport, before you questioned intentions of the stranger in the line next to you, before we judged others so harshly for their race and religion.... I wouldn't because we became stronger, we became aware, we became humble, we became united, we became empathetic, we became more reliant on our Savior Jesus Christ, we became grateful to Heavenly Father.  I like how we were BEFORE but I love who we are BECOMING!

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