Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11!


You say you will never forget where you were when

you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.


I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room

with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I

held his fingers steady as he dialled. I gave him the

peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it

is OK...I am ready to go.'


I was with his wife when he called as she fed

breakfast to their children. I held her up as she

tried to understand his words and as she realized

he wasn't coming home that night.


I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a

woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been

knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.

'Of course I will show you the way home - only

believe in Me now.'


I was at the base of the building with the Priest

ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He

heard my voice and answered.


I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,

with every prayer. I was with the crew as they

were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the

believers there, comforting and assuring them that their

faith has saved them.


I was in Texas , Virginia , California, Michigan , Afghanistan .

I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

Did you sense Me?


I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew

every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me

for the first time on the 86th floor.


Some sought Me with their last breath.

Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the

smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take

my hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

But, I was there.


I did not place you in the Tower that day. You

may not know why, but I do. However, if you were

there in that explosive moment in time, would you have

reached for Me?


Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey

for you. But someday your journey will end. And I

will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may

be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are

'ready to go.'


I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.



I love my God.

He is my fountain of Life and My Savior.

He Keeps me going day and night.

Without Him, I am no-one.

But with Him, I can do everything.

God is my strength.'


Michelle said...

thank you for posting this - it gave me chills.

Thanks to you and Curt too!

Amy said...

We will never forget those who lost their lives... R.I.P.

Thanks so much for the beautiful reminder of such a tragic day of loss.

Lynn said...


Cheri said...

Thank you and please give Curt our thanks too for serving our Country!

Michelle said...

Beautiful.Hard to belive it's been 7 years...

Carla said...

May I copy this?

Sherry said...

I have the most difficult time thinking back to 9/11. I wasn't there, I don't know anyone who was there -- yet I can't recall the memories of that morning without tears.

I did read through this and it was very touching and beautiful. Yes, it did bring tears to my eyes.

Thanks for posting this and give my thanks to Curt for protecting our country!


Carla said...

I posted this poem and pictures on my site. I wanted something beautiful for today, and this says it all, from my heart. Thank you for your timely post, and forgive me for not waiting for your permission. Carla

Sarah said...

It's beautiful. thank you for sharing it Sandra.

Gretchen said...

Such a sad day for everyone. :( All those lives lost for what? One insane man's dream of world domination.

Mari said...

Thanks for this post - it's a beautiful remembrance.

Lulu said...

made me cry...

Renee said...

So beautiful. I cried the whole way through.

Angela said...

Wow... that is beautiful! God Bless you!

Renee said...

I hadto stop back and re-read this. It is oneof the most beautiful tributes I have come across. Thanks so much for posting this, Sandra!

MyJourneyBack said...

This was a beautiful post.
Thanks to you and your family for being the ones to fight for peach and our safety.
You are amazing.
Many Blessings to you.

momof4as said...

Thank you for sharing - I totally burst into tears reading it!

Thanks to your husband for helping to keep us safe, and thanks to you and the kids too - no underestimating the importance of the "home front!"


Heidi @ GGIP said...

Yes, and it is still so hard to understand.

gail@more than a song said...

Oh wow, that's so good!
I was a little sad Thursday watching all the coverage; we had a friend in the towers but he got out thankfully.
I'm so thankful for our military too!