Wednesday, September 10, 2008

9-11 where were you?

I remember where I was. I was at home between jobs. I got a call around 6 am from Shawn.
He was frantic and said turn on the TV! I did, just as I turned it on the 2nd plane hit WTC2. Iwatched it live as it was happening.
Then not soon after my Dad called and we sat on the phone in silence while we watched the news together, trying to make sense of it all.
It was a moment I will never forget. I was awestruck by the devastation and the courage of the people of NYC.
My husband is an Active Duty soldier and it is job everyday to protect and serve our beloved country. Shawn has given his life for almost 20 years in service to the United States.

This is a picture I took of the American Flag in Park City , Utah. The flag was huge and you could hear it flapping from blocks away. I sat there admiring it for a moment before I took the picture. I was feeling grateful for the time I got to spend with my sisters and Mom, and the freedom to have a glorious day shopping and eating without really a care in the world right at THAT moment the camera snapped this photo. God Bless America, God Bless our troops and their families. May you remember the fallen, the greiving, the volunteers and the Troops that still fight for that freedom to THIS DAY.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Good morning Jocelyn! I am so excited that you have a blog now! Your horse (ex-horse?) is a beautiful horse. It is neat to see the life of a horse and all that that entails. I have never been around horses. I have just ridden one I think just twice in my life.

I was waking my kids up for school and reading to them in their room when the phone rang and a friend of ours told us to turn on the TV. It was horrible. I felt so shaken. Our whole little safe world was totally rocked. I woke up all the kids and we watched and we prayed.

Thank Shawn for me for serving our country! That is so admirable.

Take care and have a great day!

Hugs, Sharon