Thursday, September 11, 2014
Lives Can Change In An Instant
Today, I was thinking about the events of 9/11 and how instantly so many lives were changed. As we were driving home yesterday from the grocery store, I thought to myself, how many people were just going about, doing their normal routine things on September 10, 2001? No one could have predicted how the world would change just twenty-four hours later.
As I tucked my kids in bed last night, I thought about all the parents who weren't able to tuck their children in ever again. And all those parents who were holding their children close, trying to comfort them while searching for the words to explain what had happened.
This morning, while I ate breakfast with my little ones, I thought about how I would change my goodbye as they went out the door, if I knew that was the last time we'd be together.
If nothing else, today's date reminds me that my life isn't a guarantee. Being with my family isn't a given. Life can change in an instant. Hold it close. Hold those you love close and tell them what they mean to you.
Never forget the lessons of 9/11.