Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never forget

Today is the 7th anniversary of 9/11. Let's never forget that day and the people who lost thier lives in the twin towers, the pentagon or the brave passengers of Flight 93. To this day watching stories about it on tv, reading about it brings tears to my eyes. It is one day I will never ever forget. But for the grace of God, we could have so easily been on one of the planes that hit the twin towers. I almost booked us on one of those flights, but thank God we decided to delay our trip to Boston by a couple weeks because Southwest airlines extended a special they were having on flights. I remember going to Walmart that day. The silence was eerie and deafening. There was no one around and all of the tv's were tuned into news coverage. At that point we didn't know if we were even going to be able to go on our trip. All flights had been stopped. It was very weird to go outside and not see the regular flights from LA going over our house. I hope everyone has a moment of silence today for the victims of 9/11.


You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001 .
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.'
I held his fingers steady as he dialed.

I gave him the peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK..I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children.
I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help.
'I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years !' I said.
'Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven.
He heard my voice and answered.
I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer.
I was with the crew as they were overtaken.
I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.
I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

Did you sense Me?
I want you to know that I saw every face.
I knew every name - though not all know Me.
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.
Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames;
'Come to Me.. this way... take my hand.'
Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place You in the Tower that day.
You may not know why, but I do.
However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001 , was not the end of the journey for you.
But someday your journey will end.
And I will be there for you as well.
Seek Me now while I may be found.
Then, at any moment, you know you are ready to go.
I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.


I received my birthday card from my mom and dad today, and in it mom put a newspaper article about my cousins son, Marshall Musil . Wow what an article!! I am so proud of this kid I have to put the link to the story up here so you can read about him also. His dad, my cousin, Terry died 9 years ago this Christmas Eve from pancreatic cancer. Terry was an awesome guy!! He was a football coach at a couple of high schools out in Kansas and the guys loved him!!! His funeral was incredible, all his players that showed up to pay thier, it was incredible! Connie you have done an amazing job raising him and Meredith! I just know Terry is looking down on Marshall and smiling right now!

You go Marshall!! Kick some butt down there in OK, and I will be watching for you playing professionally one of these days!

And finally.......For all you Sarah Palin doubters, or the ones who are believing the rumors floating around out there, read this answers to the rumors

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