I was going to write a simple, slightly witty blog post that bordered on sardonic. I was going to apologize for tardiness in a way that was charming and amusing. And I was going to introduce the two patterns that have just been released for sale.
I am actually going to do none of those things. (And if you are interested in said patterns, check out the pattern section of the blog, they are there. I’ll write a post later. Hopefully.)
Fifteen years ago today, the world changed. At fourteen, I had never thought of terrorist attacks. I live in the United States of America. Such a thing was simply not a part of my reality. Then, fifteen years ago today, my Dad called my Mom from work and we took a pause in our homeschooling to turn on the TV — something we would never normally do. We were just in time to see smoke and then to see the second of New York’s Twin Towers get hit. I don’t remember when I found out about the Pentagon being hit or about the passengers who heroically fought back against their hijackers to bring their plane down in a field instead of a populated area. I just remember that I didn’t get much more schoolwork done that day, although I was sent to my room to do so. I remember closing my door, holding a school book on my lap, and turning on the radio to listen to the news for the first time probably ever, hoping to make sense of what I had just seen on TV.
Terrorism is not a thing of the past, unfortunately. But today, I just want to take a step away from the normal business of the everyday and remember and pray for those affected by this terrible attack 15 years ago today. And to pray for those who have been affected by such attacks in the years after.
There are few events in the world that everyone alive at the time remembers where they were when it occurred. The terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 was one of those events. So where were you?