Sunday, September 11


A spread of flags grace the lawn of Memorial Circle at Texas Tech. The flags represent each life lost in the September 11th attacks. (Zach Long/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
Ten years ago, my mother-in-law and I had flown to Phoenix to attend a baby shower for my sister-in-law and help with the last touches on my nephew's nursery. Lonnie called early on the 11th and told us to turn on our television.  He stayed on the line but was speechless.  As our eyes watched in disbelief and horror we too were completely speechless.  Several days layer, in high alert, the airports reopened, and we were able to return home.  And just like the rest of the nation, we had a renewed passion to pursue what was truly important in life.  This year Monika, Nici and I were all together again and as Nici and I traveled back home on 9-11, the first leg of the trip neither of us had much to say as we listened to a sermon over the radio and reflected on the amazing miracles that happened in the midst of terror! 
A documentary called, The Cross and the Towers follows the rescue effort after the towers fell. Many of the responders witnessed miracles that almost couldn't be explained.  One rescuer said, “In the midst of the darkness, God’s light shown through.” 

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