Fearless Friday: In Memorial

tribute in lightIt’s hard to believe that tomorrow it will be nine years since the September 11th attacks. In some ways, it feels like just yesterday.  I was living in NJ at the time, and along with countless others, I can still remember exactly where I was when I heard the radio DJ exclaim: “A plane just hit the Twin Towers!”  The images, the sounds, the smell are forever embedded in my mind and heart.

And, like countless others, our family had it’s losses and stories:

  • Like, my cousin’s husband losing his life in the Twin Towers. He didn’t normally work in the Twin Towers, but was in the building that morning for a meeting.
  • And, my other cousin’s sister-in-law oversleeping that morning and not making it to work (at the Towers).
  • And, my Godfather’s son, who should have been at the towers, but wasn’t because he was also running late.

I was working in an insurance company, a mile from my house, at the time. It was a predominantly Jewish office, but they all knew I was a practicing Catholic (there were several other Catholics & Protestants working there, but none who took their faith very seriously) and when I mentioned in passing  that I wanted to pray the rosary, they all encouraged and supported me. My Jewish boss had me pray the rosary right there at my desk!

It is not a day any of us will likely forget. So many people’s lives were turned upside down that day and I’m sure there are many who are still suffering the loss(es) they experienced. Yes, life goes on (my cousin is happily re-married), but I’m sure for many the ache and sense of loss is still there.

So today, will you join me in praying for the repose of the souls of all who died on September 11, 2001 and for all their surviving loved ones? And let’s pray in thanksgiving for all who stepped up as heroes in the aftermath of this tragedy.

(Add your prayer requests with us over at Fearless Friday.)

Comments

  1. Yes, I will join you dear sister and thank you for sharing Cindy’s blog at Fearless Friday. I headed over there to let her know I’m praying for her husband.
    Angela…recently posted…FEARLESS FRIDAYMy Profile

  2. SimpleCatholic says:

    Thanks, Angela!

  3. Oh what a beautiful tribute…This was a tremendous loss for so many people and I am so sorry for everyone including those in your family…it is beyond comprehension…it has changed everyone’s lives.
    I used to think that the day Kennedy got killed was the day we lost our innocence as a country…Since 9/11 I don’t know that we will ever get it back…
    Yes, praying for those souls who lost their lives and their families left behind…
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    Cindy Adkins…recently posted…Operation- Healthy HusbandMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      Thank you, Cindy. I have to agree; I don’t think our country will ever get it back. 🙁 May the Lord have mercy on us all.

  4. Praying too, as this is a day that will live on in our hearts and minds forever.

    Also, in memoriam, please remember a newborn girl, Mary Catherine, who could not survive outside of her mother’s womb. I will be attending the funeral for this sweet soul today. Please pray for her and for her family as they go through this difficult time together. Thank you.

    ~Lily
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