Earlier in the day I looked at my FB notifications and saw a comment from a dear friend who was once a student in our youth group. I pictured the beautiful, sweet and outgoing blonde girl who was always asking questions about Jesus and faith. She was a very special person in my life at the time but we have lost touch over the years.
Her comment was about the memories of being in NYC on a youth trip 9 months after 9/11. I couldn't believe I had gone through this day without remembering....
Elizabeth wrote this:
Nine months after the attack I was on the streets of the Big Apple. I stood aside the GIANT hole where the Towers stood...fingers in the chain-link fence, staring at the steel beams that formed a cross and the men in hard hats working. I said to the person next to me, "I never wanted my mom as much as I do now." The building beside us still covered in a black tarp that was saturated in ash...ashes of buildings, planes, someone's dad, sister, brother, mother, son, daughter, grandfather, friend, grandmother, cousin, husband, wife, boyfriend, first grade crush, even ashes of NYC's finest who had given their all to do their best! I can say that was one of the most emotional moments of my life... still feeling the horror all those months later.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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