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Friday, September 23, 2005

Not every single thing in this world revolves around moi


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Being that I have told story after story of my evacuation and people feeling sorry for me (which I do NOT deserve) I am just over myself. Seriously. I mean, not that I won't take the prayers and kind thoughts, but I just feel so incredibly lucky in this whole Katrina experience. So it really hit home for me how small my little life is when I saw this memorial of Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA on 09/11/01. There were several memorials and a whole wall where people posted pictures, plaques, sayings. There were even little toy trucks and stuff at the bottom that I am sure were put there by children of the passengers of that flight - which broke my heart. So many tragic things happen in this world every day. It did me some good to look outside of my little universe. God bless those people and their families - those left behind who truly suffered.

Elizabeth at 8:24 PM

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at 2:18 AM Blogger Caroline said...

I have trouble comprehending things like this, which is why I haven't been watching the news about the hurricanes and the war. I just don't know what to do, and it makes me feel small and helpless. :(

 
at 12:34 PM Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I just found your blog. Good writing. Thanks. Hope all goes well in the future. Be safe!

 
at 10:46 PM Blogger Susie said...

You have never behaved or written for a moment like anything was "all about you." You just haven't. You don't come across that way at all.

This story, the Shanksville story, affects me deeply, too. People choosing HOW they would die, really; in the act of saving other people, knowing that their plane would be used as a weapon against a greater number of people. I don't have a word for the feeling that elicits in me.

 
at 9:30 AM Blogger Nessa said...

you are awesome, lady - I hope you make it back home safe & sound!

 
at 6:44 AM Blogger Danielle said...

yes, may god bless the families left behind who lost a loved one.

 
at 7:20 AM Anonymous Victoria said...

Oh my Word! I just found your blog and I think you must be the most strongest person ever. I kept reading and reading and fell asleep with my computer open just reading about your life within the last few weeks. You're right, may God bless all the people that were affected by 9-11-01, but also the Hurricanes. I live in Florida, so we get them frequently too, but not one that bad yet. You write beautifully. I love the way you talk about your pets- I feel the same about mine. I love the way you talk about your cousin's baby- I feeel the same about mine. I love the way you talk about your hubby- I feel the same about mine. From my understanding, he is a firefighter down in NO? What an extraordinary man, what an extraordinary woman you guys are! May you all be blessed with whatever you need and a whole lot more. Thank you for sharing your stories with all of the internets.

 
at 12:44 PM Blogger song said...

I think the real tragedy of horrific events - be it natural or not - is the tragedy of those left behind. It's horrible to think that being the one who is dead is the easy thing, but I truly think it is.

Now I have the urge to go and eat ice cream and think happy nice thoughts - hope everyone else is well and safe...

 
at 4:06 PM Blogger Annejelynn said...

big huge hug!

 

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