Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2009

This is my Friday Photo Flashback today. It is not about me, it is about us. All of us. On the West Coast, I was getting my children ready for school when I turned on the television and watched in real time, the destruction of the World Trade Center. Watched in horror as our world changed forever. Worried desperately about friends and relatives who lived and worked in NYC. Realized, with numb acceptance that my children were going to grow up in a world completely different from the one I was privileged enough to grow up in. For them, the threats weren't the vague threats posed by Cold War combatants. No, for them the threat is real and scary and unending.


Never forget...

6 comments:

Susan said...

Oh what a powerful picture!! Thanks for sharing today.

I will remember...

Darcie said...

Beautiful picture...we will NOT forget!

Alicia said...

Erin...very well said!

And gorgeous picture too!

Dani Joy said...

It´s too easy for us on the other side of the world to not think on it as much. this is a heart wrenching photo. It is such a drastic realization that our children won´t know the safty we have known. Lord give us grace.

Dear Lord, be with our nation today.

generationsgoneby said...

I won't forget. That day wasn't the first time our nation was attacked. It was the first time our nation realized that it wouldn't be the last time and that if we didn't do something, we'd be fighting terrorism in our streets. No, we can never forget the feelings of that morning. But I fear that many in our nation already have begun to except for once a year as they memorialize the day and time it happened.

Clark said...

I hope that people never forget 9/11. If anyone ever doubted that evil truly existed; we now know for sure.