Friday, September 9, 2011

it's a God thing-weekend link up


I distinctly remember when I walked into the peach and white teachers' lounge ten years ago.

The day began like any other typical work day. I ran through my morning routine and headed off to work. The only that thing that was unusual was that I didn't watch the news since we just moved into our home and had yet to set up our cable.

As I jammed to whatever CD was playing in my car, I thought of the many tasks to get accomplished with my 5th graders that hot day of September 11, 2001.

Upon entering the staff lounge I immediately noticed the bee hive of teachers clustered around the TV. A look of utter disbelief washed over their faces. I watched with them as the towers lit up in flames.

The footage replayed the images of the the airplanes. I stood in disbelief. It was beyond comprehension.

The morning bell rang and quickly awakened us from our zombie like state so we could greet our students for what certainly would not be a typical day.

The typical we knew the day before now ceased to exist.

So much has changed as a result of that tragic day.

However, the one thing that has not changed is God's love for us.

Much like my disbelief being beyond comprehension on September 11, 2001, so is His love.

(source:google images)

May we take this Sunday, September 11, 2011 to remember not only the lives of the those lost and of our brave service men and women, but also of God's love.

Much love,

Please share and encourage one another. Let your friends know you're here and leave some sweet comments for one another.


Karen said...

A day we will never forget. Watching the footage brings me to tears more today than it did 10 years ago. Are you guys doing the hike in the morning and then the fire station at 4?

Mary and Dyer said...

Thanks for sharing. This is such a great post & it is great to see people finding His love through it all! :) xox

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Charla Liedahl said...

Love this! God's love is vast and all consuming. Thanks for sharing your story.

hannah singer said...

thanks for sharing your story from that day, katie. i will always remember, too. praise jesus for his peace and love that passes all human understanding!
love you!

angie on maui said...

Thank you for sharing your story, Katie; I've been feeling a little "off" the last couple of days, knowing the anniversary is near. I hope that love is the only language we speak this weekend, to honor those who lost their lives and all those who serve and protect our country.

Much love. xoxo

Laurie J said...

beautiful. remember those lives lost but also that we have a sovereign, loving God who never ceases to amaze.
<3 <3 <3

Marie said...

thanks for sharing your experience.

Ashley @ LaLuce said...

i cant believe it's been 10 years and i still remember it like it was yesterday!

Melissa said...

I can't believe it's been 10 years! It still breaks my heart to even think about.

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theolivetree said...

amen! great post! I always miss your link up...uggh!

heartland farmhouse said...

I too will never forget that day! Amen! At least one thing is sure. One thing is true. One thing never ceases. His love for us! Now ya' got me singing.
the stead fast love of the lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end. they are new every morning, new every morning. great is thy faithfulness oh lord.......

Mrs. T said...

I need to start linking up to this...its such a good idea!! And it's so great to encourage eachother every week!

Kelly said...

I don't think any American will forget what they were doing the moment they heard of the 9/11 attacks. I fell asleep with the tv on the night before my husband worked nights at the time when I woke up the tv was still in and a burning building was in the tv screen it was 530am, Ca time. I paid no attention I turned it off and started my day with my boys they were 2 and 6 mos. At the time. My husband came home at 7 and asked me if I had heard. I ant believe how inattentive I was. That brief moment is burned into my brain, along with the remainder of that day.
On a lighter note. We are listening o your hubbys cd while waiting in the pic up line at school.<3 it!
I love the pic in this post also.

Janna said...

Hi Katie, I hope I'm back in the blogging game. I've found it so hard to keep up with my own and everyone else's the past couple of months, but I hope to jump back in. I also did a lot of reflecting this weekend. I felt really impacted because I was 9 mos. pregnant with my first. Since then I have 2 kids who have never known their country not at war. But like you said - our hope is in something far greater than what we can see and the circumstances surrounding us. Thanks for being my 1st follow at the new blog!!! Hopefully I can start linking up on Fridays because I love the idea of your God thing posts in spite of not being able to get my act together in the past to actually link up.

Kimberlee Haag @ said...

Thanks for this sweet reminder of His incredible love for us… It truly is beyond our comprehension! XoXo