9/11 September 11th, 2011

Lamentations 3:20-23I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.10 years ago today, with Robert Warren off to work, a very pregnant Amanda crawled back into bed and turned on the news. I was watching Katie and Matt, I was obsessed with the Chandra Levy case. They cut to a breaking story, a plane had just hit tower one. They were interviewing a lady, towers smoking in the background, who was suggesting a problem with air traffic control. I was with her. As she spoke, my eyes locked on the flaming smoking tower, a second airplane came into view and then disappeared into tower two. My heart sank. The interviewee frantically suggested we were under attack. I was with her.God bless those who lost their lives. God bless those they left behind. God bless the heroes who searched and saved. God bless America.I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

My Lucas was born 17 days later.  

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