Twelve Years Ago, it all Came Tumbling Down


Imagine. The day before was just the same as any other. Thousands of men and woman said goodbye to their family, left their houses, drove to their workplace, and started their day as they had started thousands of others. They didn't know anything was out of place. For some people, they were probably feeling on the top of their game. They had a great job, and everything was perfect.

And then suddenly, on September 9th, 2001, it all came tumbling down.

People taking trips were excited. They were going to be going and visiting the people and places that they'd been missing for a long time. They packed their bags with their favorite clothes and everything else they would need while they were away. They packed up in the car, got to the airport, and waited in line like everyone else. They were anticipating a long, probably boring plane ride to wherever they were going. They didn't think anything was out of the ordinary. They boarded they planes and set off into the sky.

And then to find out that their plane had been taken over by terrorists? Can you imagine their horror? Their fear? The thought of, "Oh my gosh, I'm really going to die." No doubt there were thoughts of, "I'm not ready to die," and, "I haven't done everything that I wanted to do. This isn't right." Maybe even a few sent up a prayer--"God, please let me get out of this alive." But in their hearts they knew that it was soon going to be all over.

When I think about that day twelve years ago, it makes me sad. Thinking about all of those people who died as those planes crashed into not only the Twin Towers, but the other places, too. It's hard to imagine someone willing to crash a plane into a building just to kill as many Americans as they can. To want to do something to kill people. To actually want to end someone's life. I can't imagine feeling like that was right.

When you think of 9/11 today, think of the family members left behind by the victims and send up a prayer for them on this hard day. <3

3 comments:

  1. It's so horrible that people would actually do that. It makes me mad.

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  2. First off, I love the design, Anna!

    Thank you for this poignant post. Thank you for caring so much for those families.

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  3. Yes, it was a scary day, and makes me sad just thinking about it and all the people that died. :(

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