September 11, 2001

Ten years ago I was living in Lloydmister doing my teaching internship. While I ate breakfast that morning the radio was on. The newsman said something about the twin towers being hit, but I didn't pay any attention. I had no idea where they were or what it could mean. There is always news about bombings and terrorists and at that point in my life I had no interest in any sort of world event.

When I got to the school someone asked me if I had heard what happened and I responded, "yah. . . I can't believe it. Michael Jordan is making a comeback." That was the news I had heard that morning that had meaning to me. Slowly, I started hearing more details that made what was happening feel a lot closer to home.

I didn't see the footage until that night at home. It was shocking. It is STILL shocking.

At Christmas time 2007 we went to NYC and visited the site. I can't put into words what it was like to be there. It was incredibly emotional. We saw memorials, churches, and the beginnings of rebuilding.

I saw a copy of People magazine this weekend. A young girl on the cover caught my eye so I read the headline, Remembering the Father I Never Met: A 9/11 Memorial. I couldn't pick it up. My heart aches for all those who lost loved ones, but I really felt a connection to that girl on the cover. She didn't know her dad, but yet I know she misses him and grieves her loss.

Today I am remembering the thousands of people who continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones on September 11, 2001.


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