This week's Tuesday's Question is appropriate for today...
"Where were you 11 years ago today when you
heard the horrific news?"
We were living in Paterson, NJ and
the Colonel was working in Manhattan at the time and
didn't have to be at work until 2:00 in the afternoon.
Although he wasn't a Colonel at the time.
He was a just a normal person,
working a normal job, providing for his family.
But that all changed 11 years ago for our family.
We had just dropped Olivia off at school.
She was in 3rd grade.
We decided to head to the park for a morning walk.
As we were walking around the park with Michael in his stroller,
our beloved city was being attacked.
By the time we made it home, both towers were on fire.
Growing up in Queens, NY, I remember when they were building the towers.
I remember the many times we would cross the
George Washington Bridge and how I would look out
the window of our car staring at the beauty of the Towers.
I remember moving my desk to be in front of the window
so I could see the beauty of downtown Manhattan and those beautiful towers
from the 55th floor of the Empire State Building where I worked every day.
The world has changed so much since that horrific day 11 years ago.
But one thing remains certain for me...
"For I know that my redeemer lives,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth"
So let me know where were you
11 years ago when you heard the news.
The Freedom Tower...