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9-11 In Remembrance

Updated on September 14, 2011

There was one particular day in my life-time when it felt as though the world stood still, almost as though it stopped turning on it’s axis.

The date was September 11th 2001. This date will be indelible on the world’s calendars from that day forward!

Just as the workforce went about their daily duties in their offices in the Twin Towers, so was I, and my colleagues, in our offices in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I remember as though it were yesterday, sitting at my desk drafting a very urgent proposal to a client. The phone rang and I sighed, interrupted I answered, to hear my husbands voice, serious and relating what he was witnessing on the TV screen from our home.

Feeling a little awe struck I related the tragedy to a few staff members and the news spread fast. It was a time when I was floundering for words and I could only hear comments by others of disbelief!

Needless to say, the urgent proposal was not so urgent after all and my client acknowledged.

The media reports portrayed the sentiments and feelings of the public, dismay, for weeks on end and continue to ten years later. When this date comes around each year the same vibe permeates from people all around the globe. The emotions of people on that day and this (Sept 11th 2011) are profound!

Is time a healer? I don’t have the answer to that age old question because I was not a victim, experiencing the loss of a loved one on that fateful day.

I trust my small contribution to those who sorrow, is comforting to their souls!

The 23rd Psalm

The LORD is my shepherd I shall not want,

He maketh me lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul, he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake.

Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shaddow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thous annointestmy head with oil, my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

King James Version

To those who mourn I trust these few biblical verses sighted were soothing to your souls.

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    • LadyLyell profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from George, South Africa

      I DEDICATE the white rose to the NYC firefighter!

    • LadyLyell profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from George, South Africa

      Your comment has touched me, so I hereby deadicate this white rose to that NYC firefighter.

      Thank you for relating this story and yours. I look forward to further articles from you.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing LadyLyell. Voted up and beautiful.

      Your photo of the rose reminded me of something else. I was working at a golf course two years ago. Late in the day I saw a woman walking on the 14th green. She was not playing, had no clubs, and came from a nearby automobile that was parked on golf course property. Hmmmm, a minor problem I thought as I drove my ranger cart down to question what she was doing. It turned out that she was putting rose petals in the cup on the 14th green because it was her husband's birthday and he loved Farm Neck Golf Club and the 14th hole was his favorite hole. He was a NYC firefighter who perished on 9/11/2001.

    • LadyLyell profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from George, South Africa

      Thank you for the comment. Having had the greatest loss yourself, I am sure you can feel for the grieving loved ones after 9/11. I think to this day, myself and the whole world still look at those pictures on TV in utter disbelief.

      Stay strong!

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      7 years ago from New Zealand, aka: Aotearoa, aka: The Land Of The Long White Cloud

      I still cannot look at those pictures on TV and feel sick to my stomach. It reduces me to tears everytime I see them. What a shocking shocking thing to happen & my heart goes out to all those thousands of people personally affected by 9/11.

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      7 years ago

      That is a very encouraging scripture. Thoughts are with all those who lost loved ones in this tragedy.


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