It was 2001 and I was driving to work early in the morning like I had been doing for the past few months. It was a few months after graduation from College for me and this was the first job I got after graduating college.
I live in California so 6:30 AM is 9:30 AM on the East Coast.
I don’t normally listen to the radio on the way to work but for some reason, that day I did, and the station was set on a local channel. The DJ’s were mumbling something about a plane crashing into a building in New York.
As I continued to drive to work I continued to listen and details were coming in about a plane crashing into the Twin Towers in New York City.
We were under attack.Our Nation was under attack.
I will never forget.
I was twenty-five years old at the time. I didn’t have any children and my biggest concern of the day was if I was going to get a pedicure or full set of nails. I was also probably thinking I needed to go to the craft store, because I did that often back then, without purpose and just to spend money on the “someday” list of crafts to do.
I was a very different person thirteen years ago.
As I write this today I think of my children. They weren’t around yet and I have a mix of emotions of feeling blessed that it wasn’t our City, our State, or anywhere near where I live.
I am still saddened that so many lives didn’t get to see their children, grandchildren and family members getting older.
I am joyful that more attacks did not happen.
I am thankful that the Lord blessed us all by saving us from attacks that could-have happened.
The older I get and the further away I get from that day you would think that I couldn’t remember details but I still do.
I will never forget.
I don’t think if you lived through that date and time you can forget.
Everything has changed since then and thankfully, things will continue to change.
I pray that the changes will be for the glory of the Lord.
I pray for our Nation, that we will again come to realize what the Lord and his son Christ has done for us and find our strength to fight the evil along side of Him that is hindering our choices and taking over our Nation.
I hope you pray with me.