September 11, 2014.

September 11, 2014

It's amazing to me that 9-11-2001 was 13 years ago.  I can still feel the heartache that morning when I woke up, a freshman in high school. I can still feel the tears burning in my eyes as I watched over and over the plane crashing, the buildings falling and the people dying. I can still hear George Bush's comforting voice,
"America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world and noone will keep that light from shining. Today our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature and we responded with the best of America....Psalm 23, "Even though I was through the valley of the shadow of Death, I will fear no evil for Thou are with me" ...None of us will forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. May God Bless America."
I can still feel the immense anger I felt that day. But more than any of that, was the sadness I felt. It was almost unbearable. I can still feel it today as much as I did on that day, 13 years ago. But the amazing thing, on top of all, is the pride I felt. I've never felt more American pride then I did on that day. I watched a country divided; republican, democrat, white, black, stand together. I saw people helping people, loving people, carrying people, holding people, praying for people. I saw love outshine every ounce of hate. I think that's what GW meant when he said "no one will keep our light from shining." We live in the greatest country in the world and regardless of what people try to destroy, Americans will protect and we will stand up to help each other and fight those who try to dim that light. Tonight, as the minutes tick towards tomorrow, I pray for those hurting and grieving. I pray for the kids, the parents, the spouses of those lost. My heart aches for them. Until I can no longer, I will make sure NO ONE forgets this day. Because it was more than just one day, it was the day America proved how strong it was and how strong her people are. May God Bless you and May God Bless America.


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