Where were You?

Both Family Jules and Two Babes and a Brain have asked where everyone was the morning of September 11, 2001 so I decided to add my own experience.

The NerdFamily was then residing in San Jose with only 1 Nerdling, who was then only 2 months old. I was getting us ready to go out shopping with a friend and NerdDad was in the shower getting ready for work. I turned on the TV to Fox News and I was very puzzled about was going on. I called out to NerdDad and said, “It looks like someone flew into the World Trade Center”. He told me that I needed to make sure I was on Fox News and not on a movie channel (we had Dish back then). Then he said it was probably some hoax they were reporting on. Then he came down stairs and we were glued to the TV for about a half hour. I admit it, then I turned off the TV for a few hours. I have lived through the OJ Simpson chase, the first Gulf war, the Oakland/SF earthquake in ’89 and then Northridge. I learned a long time ago that watching everything doesn’t really mean more truth or reporting. I waited until someone actually knew what was happening. I must admit that I was numb and emotional at the same time.

Now looking back I still am sad but looking at the television and all the misinformation out there, I still don’t watch much of the coverage. I wish and hope that everyone will learn the lessons that history has given us. Also, what if you had been in the towers? Do you know where you would be now? I am sure that all those people felt that there was plenty of time to determine their salvation and relationship with God but in a moment it was all gone. Take this time to get right with God and know where you will spen eternity. All you need to do is have faith that Christ came and died for your sins.

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