September 11, 2001 - Moments to Remember

September 11, 2001 – Moments to Remember

September 11, 2001 is a day that brought me closer to God, changed my perspective on life in America, and set my family on a new path in life. Two months before September 11, my husband signed up to join the National Guard. When we woke up that fateful morning we knew America had been changed. Several hours later as we sat in a waiting room watching news coverage and waiting to give blood, we realized that everything was about to change for us. We were right. Ten years later my husband is a combat vet, as is his little brother, and all of our lives have been altered. It is amazing how one day can change everything.

That one day and the days that followed were difficult for so many people. Many looked for family members who would never come home while others became stuck in a whirlwind of fear and anxiety.   I just cried.  I cried and then I turned to the book of Psalms and found comfort.  One Psalm that helped me was the 23rd Psalm.

Psalm 23 – A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Every year on September 11, I watch the media coverage of 9/11. There are several clips and videos that have always stood out to me. I wanted to share them here.

Congress Spontaneously Sings God Bless America.

George Bush Bullhorn Speech

I Believe – A 9/11 tribute

 What is one way your life has changed because of 9/11? Where did you find comfort on that day? Feel free to leave a comment.  Share and let’s talk about it.

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Thank you for sharing this! Those are definitely memorable clips!

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