Sunday, September 11, 2011

10th Anniversary of 9/11 - Where Were You When 9/11 Took Place?


10 years ago...

I was just about to turn 16. I was in the 10th grade. It was 11 days before Zay and I started dating. I was driving/riding in Driver's Ed, I can't remember which. My teacher was Coach Eubanks. He was such a nice guy... super relaxed and just really calm. He had the radio on and the reports started coming in that a plane had run into one of the twin towers in New York. My first thought was, "What an idiot. How did someone manage to hit a building?" My second thought was, "I don't even know what the twin towers are..."

We headed back to the school and the rest of the day was spent watching the news reports. I felt so disconnected to what was happening. I really didn't understand the magnitude of it. A lot of students just wanted to know if we were gonna get days off from school because of it.

The older I get, the more the stories surrounding the attacks on 9/11 touch me, inspire me, devastate me, horrify me. They make me feel closer to my country, closer to my God. I wonder who I would've been had I been there that day - a hero? ...a looter? ...a runner/screamer? ...a jumper?

It's still hard to believe that we were "caught slipping," as Zay would say. How could we let something like that happen?

I love that it brought us closer together as a people, even if only for a short period of time. We forget, though. We go back to our arrogant, immoral ways and forget that we once put God first. I worry about where we're headed as a country... and if anybody really has the guts to stand up for what's right anymore? With God on our side, we can do anything... but I fear the day when the majority of us turn our back on Him.

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