"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10
Yesterday was 9/11. An anniversary of a horrible tragedy for all Americans AND others from other countries. However yesterday, every site I visited, ever group I belong to seemed to shun the thought on this tragedy. I got e-mails that stated "it hurt more for me than it did for you because I was so close." or "if you're going to show pictures or write about it WARN us before you post it".. or "I'm not opening the 9/11 thread".. I don't know why but this saddened me. Truly and deeply.
9/11 WAS and STILL is horrific. But 9/11 is real. I remember what I was doing.. I remember who I was with.. and I remember how my children reacted. I remember my daughter making 200 angel necklaces and giving every single being in her school one and mailing one to the President of the United States. I remember the questions. I even remember the smell and the weather...if I remember all that WHY oh WHY can't I remember the fallen people? Why can't I remember those who were there and those who went to save those who were there that LOST their lives. Why should I SHUN all that from my thoughts and memories. I'm angry that others think that we shouldn't remember. I'm angry that others told me to shut up. I'm angry! and I don't like being angry! 9/11 is RAW.. and REAL.. and all those that lost their lives or even watched the horrific display should be honored and remembered. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Yesterday while driving around I saw very little but rain.. until I drove up to my local Fire Department. My heart stopped.. I wanted to get out of my car and THANK these men for taking the time through the pouring rain to honor those who had fallen in their career. My husband being an awesome man that he is.. took me BACK to the firestation and parked right out front.. I took a picture.. not the greatest due to the weather... but I knew in my heart.. I did not, nor do I ever want to forget 9/11.. it brought our country closer to one another.. it even brought some of the nonbelievers closer to Christ, who am I to judge upon this?
Here is my home town picture!
I hope my thoughts don't seem insensitive because I'm not trying to be. I just believe every American was effected deeply and I'm truly.... ever so truly..... sorry for those that lost a loved one during this tragedy.