Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering the Attack On America

It's Sept. 11.

It's been 7 years since the attack. We have been very blessed that things have been so peaceful in the U.S. But the feeling has died. I mean about 7 years ago when I heard the song "God Bless America" I would stand to my feet, and sing the song/prayer with tears streaming down my face. For the most part that feeling is gone, but so has most of the fear.

I remember 7 years ago walking on the sidewalk at my home, hearing an airplane. I stopped dead in my tracks, and looked up. It was a small plane flying kind of low. I stared at it. Then I saw my neighbor, on the other side of the street. She had also stopped dead in her tracts, and was glaring at that same plane. I knew what she was thinking. I didn't need to ask. Will it attack us? Those intense feelings both positive, and negative are now gone. I guess that's part of the passage of time.

It's been 7 years. 7 in the Bible represents the number of completion. But we are not done. Still at war. Still not safe. I wish it was over with. Will things ever be like they were before the attack?


S'onnie said...

This one attack was felt the world over with nearly every nation impacted with WTC having thousands from around the world in it.

Even here in little nz we felt the impact and like many people we can remember where we were and what the day was like

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi S'onnie,

Wow, we were told it had world impact, but I didn't think it was to that extent.

Deb said...

Such a sad day for America and the world.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Deb,

It sure was.

S'onnie said...

I think the reason the impact was felt world wide is because of the quarter million people who could be found in WTC on any day, many were from other countries.

The company I used to work for in NZ had its New York offices in the WTC and haven met many of them when we had a conference in las vegas we were worried about whether they had been there or not. I sighed a big sigh of relief when I got a phone call to say that they had all been out of the office that morning at a team building exercise.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi S'onnie,

Ah that's a good point that I had forgotten. Key business personal world wide were in those buildings.

It's good to hear that your co-workers were safe.