I Will Never Forget…

I will never forget this day. Where I was, what I did, who I talked to. My TV was still in my living room in Washington in 2001. I sat on the edge of an ottoman in shock. I started dialing, first my husband, then my married son and his wife, (they were married 2 weeks before 9/11.  I woke my 2 kids that were still at home. That day seemed like it would never end. Called my SIL to find out if she’d heard anything from my niece who was working in Manhattan. My niece was in route to Manhattan, no one at work had seen her yet. She wasn’t a casualty that day. She made it. She had to turn around and try to get home again. It took her over 6 hours to get home. Small price to pay compared to so many…

Praying that God will continue to lead and direct our leaders in how best to protect the people they are called to serve. Praying that God will protect us from evil. Also praying that God will build us up to be able to persevere and endure whatever suffering comes our way.

And now all these years later we have our dear Son in Law who will be deployed very soon to Afghanistan for his second time. We pray that God will protect him and all of the Bravo Company.

Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV) and (The Message)

The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

and from the Message Version…

God bless you and keep you,

25 God smile on you and gift you,

26 God look you full in the face
    and make you prosper.

Photo credit: Jeremy Leffel Photography

Thank you to all who serve and protect including our Military, Border Patrol, Police, Firemen, Coast Guard!

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “I Will Never Forget…

  1. I’ve been saying “Amen” a lot on my rounds. God bless your son-in-law…I thank him for his service. How I pray for the day when our military will not be deployed over and over again. What a beautiful photo!

  2. It was such a dramatic day. I was instantly evacuated from 1Shell Plaza in Houston; the rest of the oil company town was told to head home at the same time. Bernie and I slipped into his car, drove through the madhouse that was now downtown and made it to the freeway just as everything behind us went to gridlock. Phone service dissolved. It was a wake up call as to what could happen during future crisises.

  3. Praying here too for our leaders, for those fighting to defend the right to live peaceably for those who are victims of war and governance gone wrong. And praying for Andrew specifically.

  4. I don’t remember many days so completely other than our wedding day, our girls days of birth and now 9/11. We were moved and awakened to how many in the world live daily. We live such a sheltered life here in the U.S. Praying God stirs some of that unity within us again. So very thankful for all our military and their families. They live a life that is hard to fathom. Praying God’s protection over Andrew, we are grateful for his service. Praying through rumors of wars, asking God to make a way without using more military force, spreading our troops so thin. Grace to Katie!

  5. Will any of us ever forget that day? The feeling of walking around in a daze, wondering if this could really have happened. The feelings of despair and horror. And the sadness for those who had lost someone dear. No, we will not forget. Please express my gratitude to your son-in-law and your daughter for their sacrifices for our country. They will be in my prayers. laurie

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