Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Let's Not Forget

Let’s remember

Today

Hug your babies
Just a little tighter

Yell
At your spouse
A little less

Smile,
Just a little
more

Phone
Someone you don’t usually
Call

Tell them you love them.

Tell them all you love them.

Thank
God, that we are safe.

If only for today,
Let’s remember.

Love

Trust

Hope

There can be joy again.

And thank those
Who keep us safe.

Amen.

20 comments:

Monnik said...

Manic, this is beautiful. And the perfect way to carry on the spirit of those we lost six years ago.

Cecily R said...

Thanks Manic. I had forgotten what day it was...

Suddenly after reading your post, all the crap I have to do today seems a little less annoying. What a blessing it is to be able to do it at all!

la bellina mammina said...

AMEN!

Patti said...

your post is the first 9-11 post, other than mine, that i have seen today. thanks.

Katirocks said...

Thank you for that, it's very sweet! I LOVE it!
- Kate

Kristabella said...

Beautifully put.

Amen to that.

Angie said...

Well said. Thanks for posting what I was thinking.

Andrea said...

Brava!

Sometimes it saddens me that I do things specifically because of my own mortality awareness. Such as I kiss my daughter EVERY time I snap the car seat into the car, or demand a kiss goodbye from my hubby no matter how late he's running, just in case...

Manic Mom said...

I have to share this with you guys, from Patti.

http://patti-o.blogspot.com/

It has me in tears, and goosebumps, and a big, fat lump in my throat. It is tragic yet beautiful at the same time.

We have to live every minute the best to our abilities and be thankful for every little detail in our lives.

God bless everyone.

imkay said...

thank you for the great reminder!

Manic Mom said...

You guys, I am crying right now. I don't want to be sad. But, go over to Andrea's site (above you can click her name to get there), and you find out how to send a marine a note. I just did it and sent this:

I think I am sending this email to a marine. I want to thank you for all the sacrifices you have made to keep us safe day in and day out. I can't imagine having to leave your family to fight for your country, and I am so ever grateful that you brave men and women do this for us.

I am sure today is an awfully hard day for you. I was not thinking about the events of this morning six years ago all that much when I first woke up, but now being on the internet I can't get away from it, and it has brought me to tears too many times in one day today. On that day, I had a three year old, a two year old, and a nine-day old, and I remember thinking, "Why am I bringing my children into a world like this?"

Now I know why. Because no matter what, we live for each day and we love fully and completely and we know that that's why we are put on this earth. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart to the tears that I am crying right now. Thank you. And if you are currently serving, which I think you are, I will especially pray for you, your family, and your safe return.

The only fitting words here:

God Bless America.

Amen.

And thank you!


I think it's important.
Thanks Andrea!

The Anti-Wife said...

My neighbors lost their son in the Pentagon. It's the subject of my blog today, too. It's a sad day in my neighborhood.

Manic Mom said...

Anti--I want to read it but can't right now because I don't feel like I can cry anymore. Please tell your neighbors that a friend in Chicago is thinking of them today.

Drew Blackstone said...

Thanks.

Today we all cry together.

Bless you.

We all love you very much.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Thanks for sharing this I visited Andrea's blog and will send a letter.

Andrea said...

Your letter made me cry, too, so I'm crying with you...

Thank you, Manic, for being the wonderful woman you are. :)

Manic Mom said...

Drew, Carrie, Andrea, Monnik, Cec, La Bellina, Patti, Kristabella, Katierocks, IMKay, Anti,

Thank you all.

Sigh, sniff, sigh again.

Hugs...

secretmom said...

Very nice! thanks for the inspiration.

XYZinn said...

I woke up at 4 am this morning because I couldn't sleep either and I was thinking of 9-11. I was getting all freaked out and thinking that 4am was 7am eastern time and that maybe something happened. So, I flipped on the news and they weren't talking about anything, so I went back to bed. It is just weird that happened to both of us and I wonder how many other people did the same thing we did.

Colorado Writer said...

Thank you MM...