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Remembering 9-11

~By Sharon Czerwien

It is never a good thing to have writer’s block right up until it is time to publish the actual writing.


Well, ideal or not—writer’s block it is.


I really did not know how to write a 9-11 blog this year. I wrote one last year but have struggled with what to say, except for one specific thing.


Here is one thing I remember that I did not mention in last year’s 9-11 blog post.


Days after the terrorist attacks, I remember watching a news story/news footage about a group of military men and women who were new military recruits. Some of them were young, barely past childhood. The news story shared their reactions when they first realized the enormity of what took place that September morning.


Their lives changed forever. Honestly, all our lives did.


All that I really want to express this year, though, is that I am still grateful for the selfless acts of heroism of all involved that day. To the firefighters, law enforcement, medical personnel, military, civilian volunteers—thank you.


To the families who lost their loved ones that day, I am sorry. I never plan to forget.


I will end this short post in the same way I ended last year’s post:


Praise God, even through our tears, HE attends to our prayers! Here is an encouraging set of verses to ponder on this day of remembrance:


Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:1-2, NKJV).


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