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.
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.
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