Posted: September 11, 2007 in Lessons

Today is September 11.

It doesn’t seem like six years has gone by, though I couldn’t tell you what it seems like instead. It remains one of those landmark days, but for those of us not personally affected by the loss of a loved one, it is possible for the date to sneak up without our realizing it. It sneaked up on me.

I still see lots of bumper stickers claiming that we will never forget, and overall, we won’t. Both the ghastly and heroic images combine to form a solitary image, seared in our memories, labeled 9-11. My youngest daughter doesn’t remember that day. She was four years old. But a whole lot of us remember, and always will.

So much as changed since those attacks – wars, public policy, the airline industry, even our national vocabulary. Then again, so much hasn’t – our materialism, apathy, lifestyle…

My daughter just came in to give me a morning hug. Her oversized nightshirt, still on early this Tuesday, is an I LOVE NEW YORK shirt with the big heart there to represent the word, love.

An appropriate shirt this morning, I’m sure, on this day to remember…

  1. preacherman says:

    I have been blessed by your blog. I remember that day like it was yesterday. All of my boys don’t remember it. My oldest only 6 months old. I remember calling my mom and wishing her a happy birthday. She was crying and told me the news. I went home to see if I could pick up any stations because we didn’t have cable. We couldn’t so my family loaded in the car and went to Wal-mart and watched it from the electronics department with many other americans what was going on. Many, many, Americans in tears, shock, hate, unbelief, distress. Yes, the t-shirt that your daughter was wearing this morning is very great. I would love for you to add to the discussion on my blog anytime. God bless you brother. Great post as always.

  2. Al Sturgeon says:

    Thanks for such kind words, preacherman. I’ve heard lots about your blog, and I need to stop by much more often!

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