Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Thanks and Thoughts

It is a dreary, cloudy, rainy today here in Savannah!! I can hear the thunder in the distance!! I just sat on the front porch for a while and listened!! I think I could have just went to sleep right there.

I over done/over worked myself yesterday!! I knew that I was but you know how your insides think that you are younger than your outsides? Well, that is what happened. I tried to clean this whole house and I did!! But today I am paying for it!! I am going to have to LEARN that I just cannot do that any more!! I need to take time and do a little at at time!! Hm!! Now to learn that lesson for real!! I have to understand and listen to my body now as well as...time is catching up with me and my body!!

I went to my precepts bible study this morning and really, really enjoyed it!! I just cannot get over how much there is in the bible that we as Christians are missing!! Every time that I do one of these great studies this is my same reaction but still there I am not studying like I should be. We had a great discussion today!! I came away with this: We are to fear God, Trust God and wait for him..I also learned that our attitudes need to be tuned to the will of God...our minds stayed on HIM!! I am learning this and intend to keep on learning and learning this precept over and over again!! What a study on Isaiah!!

Today is of course the 7th anniversary of that terrible and awful day!! Can you remember what you were doing that day? I think sometimes when those really bad things happen that they just get embedded in our minds and we just never forget them.

I had just went to my daughter, Becky's that morning to pick her up to go to our church and set up for our VERY first MOPS (Mothers of preschoolers) meeting!! WE had a lot of decorating to do and wanted to get it done that morning. The meeting was to be at night!!

I sat down waiting for her and they had the TV on to the Today show!! I started hearing about some awful thing that had just happened and low and behold I saw that airplane crash into the towers!! I remember thinking..This IS really happening!! This is NOT a movie..this is happening now. I yelled for everyone to come quick!! We all stood there in awe at what we were seeing!! People were dying right there at that moment right in front of us on their TV screen!! We were all so upset and wondering what was happening.

We knew that we had to get to the church!! We wanted to stay at home..believe me!! WE got there and we found out what had happened. There were TV's on all over the church or radios playing keeping us upon what had happened. My friend and the other mentor mom got there but she did not stay long because she heard that her nephew was in the top of one of the towers and was probably gone!! We all felt so bad!! Finally we just decided that enough had been done. We ALL wanted to go home and be with our families.

That night we could not cancel because we had no way of knowing who was coming. We went ahead with it. Just a few showed up but the mood was really a downer.

I will never forget that day and the days that followed watching people come running when the towers fell...watching the look of shock on their faces; tears; people searching for loved ones in hope that they would still find them.

I hope and pray that I never see anything like that ever ever again!!

This is when we need to go back to what i am learning about God!! Trust, wait, hope and believe that something will come out of this !! We never know what it is going to be but then again we are not God. He already knows and He already knew that day too!! Tragedies are so hard to take!!

BE of good faith my friends!! All is going to be okay if we change our attitude into an attitude of hoping in our God and his grace.

Thought for this day: "Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. You are doing something but not going anywhere." (Isn't that good!!?? a lady shared it this morning at our study)


Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sandy, wow.. you have cleaned your house so good..and I have not started with mine... another day tomorrow...thanks for your honest and heartfelt words..I don't worry about it, it will be there when I am ready..

I am praying that Anni will be in a safe place away from looks like a bad hurricane is headed her way.We never know about tomorrow...
Take care and rest your body.
Hugs, Barb

Susie said...

Hi Sandy,
It's a beautiful fall day here. I know what you mean about overdoing with the housecleaning. Sometimes we forget that we need to try to do it in small batches instead of all at once.
I think we all remember 9.11.01. Bill and I were flying home from Alaska that day. Very scary time and we must never forget.

PEA said...

I don't think any of us will ever forget that tragic day, no matter what country we're from. Hard to believe it's been 7 years already, though!!

It's just in the 60's here today...this morning when I got up it was in the high 30's only. I put on my little fireplace in the living room because the house was so cold...I refuse to turn on my furnace yet! lol

Sandy, have you received my parcel by now? I sent it by airmail so it should have only taken a few days. Sheesh, they're slow!!! xoxo

Mary said...


I will never forget that day. I went to my daughter's to get Brandon off to kindergarten and when I stepped in the door, she told me. They had a big screen TV and it was like the entire room was filled with the horror of what was happening. Shockwaves resounded around the world.

A great tribute to the victims and their families.


Nancy said...

I finally got through with this cranky computer and I'm not sure when I will get back on. Thanks for your loyalty until I can get my new Mac set up.

I love your new look. It's just perfect!

Great 9/11 post... it's hard to believe that it's been that long.

You are right about Bible Study... each time you go through the scripture it seems to speak to you in a different way. I admire you for taking the time to devote to a weekly study.

Denise said...

I love you my sweet friend, be blessed.

Puss-in-Boots said...

09/11...I'll never forget it and I can't look at photos or tv news without going right back to what I felt that day. Awful.

BTW...gobsmacked means stunned, shocked and the like...good term, hey?

Linda said...

I cleaned all day yesterday too. And yes it wears me out. I keep telling myself I should just do a little each day, but then I would be cleaning all the time.

I think we all remember what we were doing that tragic day. I had just arrived at work and was able to watch the coverage off and on all day.

Betty said...

I really enjoyed reading your post today, Sandy. That was a terrible day in our lives and one that I know I won't ever forget. We were not watching TV until a friend called and told us to turn it on to see the terrible thing that had happened.

I am glad you are enjoying your Bible study. It's always good to study.

Denise said...

Sweetie, you have an award over at my blog, love you.

Carolyn said...

It's raining here .... again. And more rain is expected through the weekend. *sigh.

The Bible study sounds wonderful. We just started Life ON Loan last night, which was wonderful as well. Its only a 6 week series, but I think we will get alot out of it.

Have a great weekend, and take it is, my friend.

Beckie said...

Hi Sandy!!!!! I REMEMBER...don't know that I'll ever forget!!! Hope your life is full of blessings.

I actually have a post today (Fri.) and if you have time, would love for you to come by and say HI!!!

Technonana said...

Sandy... I watched a program last night called 'The Cross and The Towers'. It was about the policemen and firemen who undertook the recovery from the towers... HEART WRENCHING!!!
When they finally got to the bottom of the debris... they found a one of the firemen said,'it was if God was saying, I'm here, come to me.' POWERFUL!!
I didn't realize until viewing this that it took more than 3 months for them to finally decide they would not find another body.. and very few were found intact.
Can't imagine having this job.