Today, being today, it only seems right to spend time remembering.
As the calendar was turning to 9/11 and the clock was moving to “that hour” I once again was overwhelmed with the emotions of that fateful day.
Bear with me as I share what flows from my spirit this morning, coming from my heart that wept as I wrote it. My prayer is that we will never forget and thus never ever loose our passion for being free.
My brain argued in skepticism
to try and accept that was really real life drama;
Yet my mind screamed in alarm
as I witnessed the terror happening;
My very being was appalled
while I beheld the people's horror
My lungs seized in panic
since I observed them gasping for air;
Yet my breath struggled for regularity
as I watch them run through the dust;
My knees crumbled in pain
while I watched them descend those stairs.
My consciousness rebelled the insanity
while the atrociousness sank in;
My very core froze in foreboding
as the terror of the events became actuality
And my heart froze in fear
while I wondered what and where is next
My soul wept in anguish
while I watching them looking for loved ones;
My heart cried with overwhelming grief
as I considered the distress of those families
My eyes filled with tears of sorrow
for each life and family in pain
Then, as now, I could only say a prayer
that they might be comforted.
Yet my spirit whispered in gratefulness
to thank Him for every life able to get out;
Then my understanding grasped with amazement
as the details of survival stories emerge;
My sense of security exulted in appreciation
the courage and fearlessness of the first responders
And they became the heroes of the day
as they considered only to help others first!
My faith was put to the test
wondering if it was the final end;
My prayers rose up in unity
with the millions around the globe,
And my confidence was restored and renewed
that My Lord was and still is always in control
Even those days I cannot begin to understand His ways
He alone knows what tomorrow will bring!
Written by Erica Fath 9/11/2008
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962