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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering


9-11-2001
Today, for the first time, I had the opportunity to explain to Joey what happened on this day 6 years ago. He was only 18 months old and I was pregnant with Gracie when it happened. As I'm sure is the case for every American, I can remember vividly the events of that day as if it were yesterday. I explained to him about the bad people called terrorists, their warped view of who God is, and the many people who died that day. We talked about the children who never knew their fathers because they died that day. We talked about the many firefighters and rescue workers who gave their lives for others that day. I know he doesn't fully grasp the events of that day, and as we watched the memorial service at ground zero and listened to name after name being read I'm sure he couldn't understand why his mom was crying. But on this day, I wanted to stop and remember, and to share the significance of it all with my son, and to talk about our great God who is in complete control of all.

3 comments:

Matt & Nicki said...

I was reminded by another friend of mine about 9-11 and tried to talk to Sara about it as well--she watched some pictures on the internet and we prayed for Uncle Raymond, BUT,like you said, she doesn't understand. It was good for ME to stop and remember.

Alicia said...

Wow, I can't imagine having to put all that happened into words for my child! Though I'll have to someday soon. Thanks for the apt reminder of God's sovereignty.

carissa said...

Thanks for the reminder of making that real to our children too. You comment on my blog made me laugh. I know you would never ever be sarcastic :)