Archive for Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

September 19, 2001

As I sit down to write this Wednesday morning; still numb today after yesterday, Sept. 11, 2001, a day we will never forget, the terror, the horror.

I had just returned from morning mass. The radio had been left on. It had just happened "No! It is happening right now."

Jennifer, a young mother, stopped by later in the afternoon. Her 10-year-old daughter had said as they watched, "Oh mom! Mom, this is real isn't it?" as she moved close to her mother.

Jennifer said, "All I could do was hold her close and assure her she was safe."

That's what we must do now. Our kids are under such pressure now with lock down at school. They are used to watching horror shows and such on TV, but yes this is very real, and close to home. Spend a lot of time doing family things. Listen closely to all of their chatter, their fears, their worries. Maybe even cuddle up in bed with mom and dad a night or two.

We are a nation of families, families that are the very foundation of this nation. Families always, and all, will pull together, pray together, stay together behind our leaders. All most of us can do right now is, to pray and to trust and justice with God's help will be done

With a desk full of sewing stuff to get out, sorry, today I can't even concentrate on any of it. God Bless and keep you all. Love, Aunt Norie, P.O.Box 265, Tonganoxie, 66086-0265.

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