Friday, September 10, 2010

Let us stand together. . .


I am sure we all remember where we were, what we were doing on that fateful day on September 11. As Americans we pulled together and stood united when our precious and beautiful country was under attack. After all, we are Americans, and that is what Americans do. It is my prayer that we will still stand together, still love each other, still support our country. We are a nation of individuals. We don't all share the same culture, same religion, same political beliefs. This again is what makes us America. We are a vast melting pot of very many people. As we think back to that day that will always live in our memories, let us recommit to our love for our nation and the wonderful people who make up this great nation. We will always remember those we lost that day. We will always be thankful for our brave military men and women who have performed their duties admirably, leaving home and family to protect and defend. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice. Of course, many are still serving in harm's way this very hour. We will always be thankful for those firefighters and police men and women who rushed in to rescue and help while others were rushing to get out. My little granddaughter, Maggie, is having a birthday tomorrow. Yes, on September 11. When I think of her and her sweet life, it is a testimony to me that God is still in the healing business. He is still bringing new life into our world. He still desires for us to love our families, our friends, our fellow country men and women and help each other in every way possible. Yes, even those who may be different than us. I am pretty sure God is looking on the inside of each of us and not on the outside. May we be able to see the same way He does. God bless you all!! Have a blessed weekend~love always to you.

21 comments:

Julie Marie said...

So very beautifully said my friend... Happy birthday to your sweet granddaughter tomorrow... and much love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Terri Gordon said...

What a lovely post and I wish Maggie a wonderful and joyous Birthday. Have a wonderful weekend. Terri

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Vicki...you wrote so beautifully !!!! Thank you for a really nice tribute!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Lee Laurie said...

Happy birthday to your grandaughter tomorrow...my Aunt's birthday is tomorrow too.

We will never forget that day...this was a touching post.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A beautiful post, Vicki! Happy Birthday to your little granddaughter tomorrow! My first grandson was born on June 11th of that same year and he was the first thing I thought of when I turned on the TV and watched in shock at the tragic news cast before my eyes.
We will never forget! Even though I am a Canadian, we cried as a nation over your loss.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to Maggie. :-)

What a lovely tribute. I absolutely remember that day and how much I cried. Still get teary eyed remembering. I don't think we'll ever forget.

Many Blessings to you!

Jill

Connie said...

We will stand together for Freedom, Liberty and the American way of life, honey! I'll never forget.
xoxo,
Connie

Marydon said...

Forgetting is impossible, we know exactly what we were doing that day ... God protect our vulnerability.

May Maggie have a beautiful birthday celebration. Happy Birthday.

Have a wonderful PS weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

Shirley said...

Your post was so beautiful said and I will remember the day as though it was yesterday. Happy birthday to your granddaughter tomorrow. Don't they grow up so fast? Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri friend.

agypsyangel said...

Such a lovely dedication to such a horrible time. Happy Birthday to granddaughter.
Hope you have a nice weekend,
Kim

Lisa said...

I don't know if I won't remember most every part of that day for the rest of my life. It is good God was with us all that day.
Hugs, Lisa

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Beautiful post. Happy birthday to your granddaughter!
Valerie

Terra said...

Wise words from you, Vicki. "God is still in the healing business", and how he sees what is on the inside. He has blessed our country greatly over the years, and I pray for his continued grace.

fannipauline said...

What a very beautiful and heart touching post. God is an awesome God and I thank Him everyday for the mercies He shows to me. May we al join together to make the world a better place - may the lost souls come to know our precious Lord Jesus and may we all dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Blessings..........

KathyB. said...

Happy birthday to Maggie, and may this date always cause her to praise God for her birth and time here on earth... and I am sure you do!

Couture de Papier said...

Happy Bday beautiful post...

Maria said...

♥ let us pray ♥
together around the world.
Thank you Vicki for this beautiful post to help us all remember ~
blessings to you always ~Maria

Mari said...

HELLO SWEET FRIEND...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR SWEET GRANDAUGHTER :)
YES I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT TRAGIC DAY EVER, I JUST TOOK MY SON TO SCHOOL CAME BACK HOME FOR SOME COFFEE TURNED ON THE T.V AND GOT THE SHOCK AND TRAGIC NEWS OF MY LIFE, ALL I COULD DO WAS STAND THERE IN SHOCK AND CRY FOR OUR BELOVED COUNTRY!!!

HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

Himmelriket said...

I will alwys remember this tragic day.
Bless the world...

Jean said...

happy belated b-day to your granddaughter and happy belated p-day to you.

Whimsicalnotions said...

What a gorgeous post,Happy Birthday to your grand daughter .My son was married last sat Sept the 11th here in Australia we watched and cried with all of you those years ago and always a;ways will we remember it.At first i didnt like that he had chosen that day to marry but then like you i thought it is god who makes the world turn and children laugh again.It lessens not our memory of all those who were lost and all those left behind but it says that we shall not be beaten down,
Hugs