Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/11 Memorial

Listening to my husband go through all the final paperwork

and reviewing the ‘last call’ from Union County Fire Dept.,

making sure his uniform is in order

 and going over the protocol for tomorrow night’s 9/11 memorial service,

 I somberly remember that fateful morning 10 years ago.

I was sitting in my car at the red light waiting to turn,

on my way to work at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale
when the excited radio commentator announced, in a shocked voice,

 that one of the twin towers in New York had just been hit by a plane.

I remember standing around the TV at work with other employees

just staring in horror like the rest of the nation

as the second plane plowed into the second tower...

and then we all was on purpose.

It was a day when evil had come over to our nation

and made itself known in a big way,

so that everyone in the world was at attention.

The next day we frantically gathered every spare chair

 as people flocked, came in droves, to our Wednesday night service

 in search of search of some kind of understanding search of God?

Today, I struggle with my emotions...on one hand I just want to close my eyes
 and not think about it at all,

and then I see how my husband has faithfully, every year since,
 conducted or helped to organize a memorial service
as a remembrance to those who lost their lives that horrible day.

Tomorrow night there will be a 10th year anniversary 9/11 Memorial service at
 House of Prayer at 6pm.

 Many of our family members, local emergency personnel,

friends and church members

will gather together in the Family Life Center. 

Quite a program has been painstakingly put together

and I don’t want to miss it.

My Father will escort me and I’ll be able to sit somewhere in the back next to the facilities and he’ll be able to take me home if I should start to feel bad

....but I pray I can last through the service.

As tight as I can get my eyes to close,

I cannot shut out or forget the memory of all those brave souls

who gave up their lives for others.

I hope to see many of you there.

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” 
John 15:13


  1. It was good to see you there surrounded by your family. I wanted to come and give you a hug so badly, but I'd been sneezing all day and wasn't sure why, so didn't want to risk it. I hugged you in my heart instead enjoyed seeing your face. Much love...

  2. God seems to have enrolled many of us in His "School of Deeper Reliance". His methods and choices of "classrooms" may vary, but the curriculum is always the same: His Word. Linda, we all wish we could take away the hurt from you, but none of us would want to stand in the way of all our Father wants to bring about through this trial because it WILL turn to gold!