September 11, 2001, 8:45 AM. Do you remember where you were when you heard the news about planes hitting the World Trade Center? Like most people I’m sure, I remember exactly where I was as if it was just yesterday.
The day began like any other Tuesday that year. Our daughter and I drove over to her homeschool co-op, where I was the director. We had everything set up for our 500+ students and parents had already begun dropping off their kids. News started coming in and, honestly, we all started to panic a bit. False stories added to that of course but I think every heart in our building skipped a beat and we were all somewhat in shock. What had really happened? Were our students safe or was something going to happen at our location? Were traveling family members safe? Questions were many and emotions ran high.
Everyone pulled together and we made it through that day and the coming days. People talked to each other a little more. People were kinder and helped out each other a little more. I truly hope we never experience anything that horrible again. But, for a time, our differences did not matter and we were all Americans, praying for one another and those who lost loved ones that day.
I wanted to share a card today, in remembrance of all those who lost their lives and whose lives were changed forever because of those they lost.
One of my sweet customers sent this card to me a week or so ago. Mary found me on Facebook and we struck up a friendship, even though she lives in another state. We both love stamping and often send each other cards we’ve made. She was in the military and loves to create using military-themed stamps. She wanted to use this particular stamp, with the towers, to send to me because of September 11 coming up.
When I received her sweet card I knew I would use it in a post today. It’s amazing how one little rubber stamp can share friendship and touch lives. I am so thankful for crafty friends like Mary!