Friday, September 11, 2009


Eight years ago today I was in Tallahassee, Florida attending classes in photography school. One of my classmates was outside talking to her mother when she ran in and told us a plane had hit a building in NYC. We had a small TV in one of our rooms and we scurried to find a channel that would work to see what was happening. We finally found one that was barely visible. Through the static, we could see one of the most horrific scenes I had ever witnessed thus far in my lifetime. Just then, plane number 2 hit! I literally thought I was going to be sick. I felt such a sense of doom and despair. Within 20 minutes, school was closed and we were all sent home. I had an hour commute back home and I cried the entire way home. I was all alone in my car and I couldn't wait to see my husband and hold my son. Although, this was many miles away from me, this was on our turf. My country!! The country I love, the country that stands for freedom, justice and liberty!! I remember the rest of the day and the next I sat GLUED in front of the TV watching and replaying the graphic scene over and over again. People crying, mourning, stunned, angry,scared, praying. Our country had turned for the most part to God. Attending church, praying, feeling more patriotic than ever before. Eight years later.......... 2009............our country isn't doing that so much anymore. Today I fear for our country, but not so much because of terrorism. I fear how our country will be when my children are adults. Oh, let us not forget those who have died for our freedom. Let's not forget those who are telling their loved ones goodbye. Let's not let these fallen heroes die in vain. AMERICA NEEDS ANOTHER AWAKENING!! We need to pray for our country that was once "IN GOD WE TRUST", that once was a CHRISTAIN nation, that now our own President won't even put his hand over his heart to pledge allegiance to the flag....the flag that was bought with blood!! I pray for our President!! What a great task he has on his shoulders...............HE NEEDS CHRIST OUR LORD to help him make wise decisions, decisions that will help our country, NOT HURT!!!! Our country is heading down a road that is going in the wrong direction! GOD has shown much grace and mercy to our nation! We live in AMERICA!!!!! The greatest country in the world! Where is Patriotism in our country, in this generation??? Last week in our neighborhood, the street was lined with flags. A soldier was returning home. There was a banner and ribbons. As we rode through and honked our horn and waived to him thanking him, I told my son who is almost 11......."Tyler, those are the REAL heroes." Not the baseball players, the football players, the actors.......NO, son! The ones that have given their lives for our freedom!!" As you think back to where you were on that faithful day 8 years ago........remember to say a pray. Our country needs to go back to it's roots. Our country needs to go back to being "ONE NATION UNDER GOD"


Jenni @ nest to keep said...

This was so touching, and very beautifully written! And I agree with every word you say! America needs the Lord so desperately, and we need to turn to Him! I pray for our country more now than ever before...

I want to say thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello! I love meeting new people! I will pop over again soon! :)

Michelle said...

What a very well-written post...I agree!

Happy Monday to you! Have a great week!

~Michelle :)
(Treasure the Moment)