Today on September 11th, 2013 I wanted to share something with you that will hopefully help you pause and remember this significant day in our history.
I plan on using mine in my project life album, if nothing else my children will ask what this is about and we will talk about it. It is designed to "float" in the pocket and I love the simplicity of that. As I was making this cut file I was thinking about OUR story around 9/11.
I will never forget exactly how I felt as I was watching the news with our family that day. Just days before 9/11 Jonathan and I were in the final steps of him joining the military. We felt a strong sense before 9/11 that this was the next step for us, and everything we asked for (Jonathan to work with the church in the army and also be airborne had also fallen into place) as we watch that days events unfold I knew that choice was about to look a whole lot different than it did 24 hours ago. Through prayer and honestly, just first gut response Jonathan felt stronger than ever that this was just that much more confirmation that we were making the right choice. It was a time that this country was proud of their military, and I was very proud of him. Then on 9/13 I found out we were pregnant with our first daughter Jaden, although we were trying to get pregnant in the months leading up to this, we never thought that THIS was the time. Even though it was such an emotional time, I know looking back now that I wouldn't have done anything different. So just weeks pregnant I sent my husband off to basic training in October, only to see him again in May days before my due date. So much had changed, he had changed from what he had been through, I had gone through my first pregnancy alone and our country was mourning, and on the verge of war.
I know our story is so small surrounding the days before and after 911 compared to so many, but I will never forget how much that day shaped our world, our country and our little family.
Where were you?