A Day to Remember...September 11th, 2001.



I was a recent high school graduate at the time. I was in Victoria Island, Lagos, and I heard footsteps walk thru the front-door of the house. It was my dad, screaming "tune the channel to CNN immediately," and we figured out that yeah, as usual, we were gonna go upstairs and watch a movie and let our dad kiss CNN and hug it like he usually does anyways. Not until we saw the ugly monstrosity of what was going on! At first, the impact of what was really happening did not register on my brain. Not until minutes later when the second tower came crashing down and I saw people jumping out of windows commiting self-suicide rather than letting something else kill them. It was a rather intense moment. Tears rolled out of my eyes, and I will never be the same person ever again. NEVER. I remember I said a prayer for the families affected. I thank God every day for the more appreciative person I have become. The stories of survivors brings tears to my eyes, even this very day. On the Oprah show some days ago,I know I definitely cried.


But I know a God who can give a type of "Peace" that passes all human understanding...thats Who one can turn to in times like this...

I truly, deeply, and madly remember that day...the unforgettable...

If u read this, share with us where u were on that day and how u felt...and as u read this, please say a short prayer for the families affected. Pray that today will not be filled with sadness, but instead will be filled with a certainty that God's eyes were watching... and He knew why...

4 comments:

LondonBuki said...

I was here in the UK... on the way to see my Grandparents, who were here for a few months.

My Granny was being dramatic as always about news on TV and I, at first, did not take her serious until I saw the replays of everything... it was scary.

I remember my mum trying to reach my sister in ATL and ofcourse the lines were jammed and she couldn't help but worry.

It was a long and SAD day.

Jaycee said...

My friend went to her sister's high school in OH to pick her up. It's not like she was much older anyways, but a huge sense of responsibility came over her. And families huddled together in the security that at least they knew where everyone was located!

I just wonder how people who have birthdays on september 11th feel now. A day that will never be forgotten...

zaiprincesa said...

I was in skl...sophmore year, i think...and my mom was around on hols...she called me screaming hystericcaly..(lol, yeah, she's dramatic like that)...telling me what happened. I went to the student union to catch the CNN news update....and thats when i saw the images that'll stay in my mind forever....May their souls rest in peace..(Amen)...Just ran into ur blog...Nice one!

Jaycee said...

thanks Zaiprincesa...thank God...