September 11, 2011

forever changed

I will never forget that phone call from my husband as I was readying my sons for breakfast. 
He told me to watch the news. I turned the TV on, as so many did, just as the second plane was hitting. 
I watched and moaned in horror as debris and bodies flew out the other side of that building... as smoke started filling the sky I rocked and groaned "Dear Jesus, dear Jesus, dear Jesus..." At the age of seven, my oldest could barely grasp the significance of the tragedy; and of course, my three- and one-year-old were upset only because of my wailing.
"What's wrong, Mom? What's wrong?"

All I could think of were those thousands of souls perishing without a Savior.

1 comment:

  1. I still remember where I was and what I was doing (sleeping) when Gayle called me to turn on the TV, just in time to see the 2nd plane hit. I'll never forget.


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