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Remembering 9-11 - beautiful music by Enya

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I remember the shock of 9-11...
I direct a prayer ministry and about 6 AM I got a phone call (I live in California). It was from a local carpenter I know, urgently saying, "There's some kind of F---ing war on! - a plane just crashed into the World trade Center in New York!"

You know - that language is not in my typical prayer request - but it seemed spot-on for that day. As the days wore on I was impressed that he got the gist of it right from the very first moments - right after the first plane crashed into the tower.

May all of the families who lost someone that day be comforted and blessed....

That first morning - I didn't have the heart to tell my kids what had happened. I don't normally listen to morning news - so I didn't want to break our normal loving serenity. I thought, "They will know soon enough - let's have one more normal morning."

And on the next day, September 12, of course life was now different. We all knew... And I understood why, for the first time, that some mothers in France or Belgium or Holland feed chocolate to their children for breakfast. Life is short, life is precious - it can change in an instant. Eat your chocolate now. Celebrate life and love and family now - at the beginning of the day...

So I fed my kids some wonderful chocolate waffles for breakfast (first time ever) ...There was a feeling of redeeming the sweetness of life anyway I could... to embrace them and the precious days...each day is so precious...The chocolate is only a symbol that says "Austerity has no place in my feelings for you...I celebrate you as my children and my family..."

And now - years later - I only rarely have a chocolate waffle or crepe for breakfast and I make it with cocoa powder and with mostly stevia so it isn't really all that decadent. But it still feels like an extravagant celebration of life and love and family - with fresh strawberries on top....

I've "always" been on a diet as an adult - but in the three weeks or so after 9-11 - I just didn't give a damn about those things...

Love to all,


PS. I saw this video and it helped me to tap into the deep feeling to pray once again for those families and souls...But - if your children are young...there is no need to bring them into this...Instead make them a lovely breakfast, and go out and celebrate the day with love and laughter. But in your own heart - give especially deep thanks to God for another beautiful day with your family.

Remembrance - "Only Time"

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    Thanks Diane and Bonnie


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VOLLMELD 9/11/2010 9:35PM

    Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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BONNIE627 9/11/2010 7:28PM

    we should always celebrate life.. we have no promise of tomorrow so we need to be thankful and appreciate every day we have.. thanks for sharing.. emoticon

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Thanks for sharing your story...
yes celebrate life...
Take care,

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CARRAND 9/11/2010 6:09PM

    I love that Enya song! You are so right that we need to celebrate life every day. We never know what might happen.

I was in an office building a couple miles from the Pentagon on 9/11. One of the secretaries saw the plane crash from her window, although we didn't know right away that it had hit the Pentagon. We turned on the TV right away and saw what was happening. Thankfully I didn't know anyone who was killed.

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    Thank you NYYCHICA

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/11/2010 12:47PM

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful blog. We should celebrate life everyday, no guaranteed for tomorrow. I love how you just made those chocolate waffles just because. Always remember, never forget those we lost that day and what we lost as a country. God Bless America.

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    Thanks Ladyhunter -

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LADYHUNTER82 9/11/2010 12:37PM

    What a wonderful blog! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, thank you for helping us remember.... hugs, DJ emoticon

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