I remember that the first person to tell me about the first of the twin towers going down was Lynne. I remember not even thinking it was a big deal. I know that is terrible, but sometimes, especially at that moment, it didn't affect me. And then #2, then all the other stuff. They sent us home.
I was scheduled to go on vacation just 6 days later (9-17-01) for our trip to Disney. It was a vacation that we had planned for a long time. We got to the airport 3 hours early I think, and we waited and waited and waited!
People thought we were nuts for going on vacation, and I would say 'fear doesn't rule us' which is kind of funny because I am one of the most worrisome people I know.
I remember that we had one of the best vacations in our lives while so many were surrounded by tragedy. I remember feeling such a loss and pain for others, but life does go on.
It's 10 years later, and being more grown up I guess, I realize what a tragedy this was. I think about how many lives have been lost because of hate. No matter where that hate comes from, twin towers, war, gangs, home violence. It's a shame.
We can only win if love wins! And Love is winning!
We love because He loved us first. 1 John 4:18