Where were you when.......?
I stopped over to visit Lynn at http://lynnmcmo.blogspot.com/ and she had the most interest Meme going, so I thought I'd share it with you guys :-) It is interesting to see where people were during events we all remember!!
Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster - January 28, 1986
I was on my way home from work, on a city bus, when this happened. I walked into the house where I saw a replay on television. I remeber feeling completely numb.
The Oklahoma City Bombing - April 19, 1995
After a very hectic day with a two-year-old, I finally settled in for a quiet evening and turned the radio on. I remember crying, then praying for the families, then going into my sleeping son and thanking God that, in spite of all the difficulty we had, he was safely home sleeping.
Princess Diana's Death - 31 August 1997
I didn't find this one out until the next day. This was a time when I was trying to work full-time and get help for a four-year-old who was being consistently thrown out of day care centers. He had just started getting counseling and I was juggling that, taking care of the house and working full-time. This event didn't effect me as deeply as it did so many. I remember thinking how tragic it was, but it seemed so far removed from what was my life at the time.
Attack on the Twin Towers - 11 September 2001
This one tore me to pieces. I walked into my first counseling session and, as the elevator doors opened, I was facing the television and saw the plane crash into one of the towers. I felt as though someone had just told me the world was ending. I rmember crying, then getting angry and then shaking. I wanted to go and pick my son up at school, but didn't. I met his school bus that day and didn't think I was going to let him go when I hugged him. We walked to the Lake where I founds out he had watched the attack on TV at school and I answered what questions I could to help him understand (he was only seven)---I wasn't completely understanding the whole thing myself.
Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster - February 1, 2003
I didn't find this one out until later. I had spent the day visiting my son in the residential treatment center he had been in for four months. I prayed to God that night, asking if this was His way of trying to tell people they should not be trying to travel in space. It somehow reminded me of His anger at the building of the Tower of Babel.
7th Harry Potter Book is Released - 21 July 2007
I was asleep at the moment this book came out. My mother knew my son and I had read the first six and had already pre-ordered a copy of this one. I couldn't see standing in a line, in the middle of the night--among a BIG crowd of people!--for a book we would be getting in a day or two.
Michael Phelps Wins His 8th Gold Medal - August 16, 2008
Uh..don't shoot me, but WHO is Michael Phelps???
So, what about you? Where were YOU when all of this happened???
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