What were you doing five years ago today? I was driving down the freeway. Everything started moving in slow motion. I didn't get what was going on because I didn't understand the concept of being attached on American soil. It all seemed so surreal. I looked in the cars driving next to me, and there were people weeping. We were on the opposite side of the country yet we were still effected deeply by what we were hearing on the radio. The days that followed were filled with such patriotism, and our faith and need for God as a nation was re-kindled. How quickly we forgot those days.
I am sad for my children that they will not grow up "naive" to such things like I did. Amanda was only five, but she still remembers parts of what happened that day. Ian and Evan will never know the world the way it was post 9/11, and yet they sit here at my feet not understanding the danger that we now live in.
Today I want to thank our nephew, BJ, and the other men and women who serve everyday to protect our children from another day like we experienced five years ago. We sleep better at night knowing you are out there doing what you believe in to keep your fellow Americans safe. We support you in your efforts.