Sometimes life seems to leave us always wondering "why?" Know one knows why but God Himself. Do not blame the heavens for these cruel works done to the innocent. The images and the sadness of September 11th will probably never leave any of us, but rest assured that your loved ones Are in heaven.... They look upon us and pray for us to be strong for them, to let them move on to the paradise that they longed for.... God created this world and us, His children, to do His work. September 11th was not God's work, God would never ever ever hurt His own children. God gave us free will, that is why this terrible event took place. God is not happy at all....and there will be many many many people that will be judged. Do not stop living your lives, trust in God. He will never let his children down. He is the best judge that we could ask for. How do i know these things? Let's just say, because I know who my father is, and if I would not let my own children suffer and be in pain, then the Father that created us can only love us far and much more beyond our wildest dreams. Please believe me... your loved ones are with God. Pray for them to rest in peace and promise them that you will move on, so that they can move on, "rest in peace". God bless all and my prayers are always with you!
*** Posted by A Friend on 2006-07-23 ***
For you Gladys.....
E-email firstname.lastname@example.org 93 Cranham Drive
Tele # uk 01905 455739 Worcester
9-11 Tribute thru Connection with NYC Marathon.
In 2000 I ran the NYC marathon and fell in love with the city, so on returning home i immediately booked to go again in 2001. With the events of 9-11-2001, I didn’t think the race would take place on Nov 4th, so i was overjoyed that Rudy Giuliani insisted the race go ahead. On arrival at Kennedy Airport, I was called to the British Airways desk to be informed that my mother had died after a long struggle with cancer, whilst i was in the air. In the previous weeks I kept telling my mom that I’m not going to New York due to her poorly condition. She told me, “I know your heart is breaking by the situation, but you must travel to New York with my blessing and stand against terrorism and make your mother proud by supporting freedom and liberty”. My plane left London for New York at 10.00 am (gmt). She died 20 minutes later, a fact that still brings a tear. So there I am in New York emotionally devastated twice. I sat alone on the back of the bus traveling from Kennedy to Manhattan. It was a beautiful sunny day just like 9-11. I looked out of the window staring nowhere in particular, in an emotionally surreal state . Then came this wonderful sight in the foreground: The vast cemeteries of Calvary and Mount Zion at Maspeth and on the horizon the Manhattan skyline, seen thru a kaleidoscope of tears and smiles because i love it so much.
(Dedicated to the person who waved the bath towel from the top floor of the north tower on September 11th 2001.)
Not being American I can give an objective view,
Give me your tired and weary from the Ellis Island queue .
Driving in from Kennedy, those early immigrants crowd the interstate.
At Calvary and Mount Zion, they have created reality from dreams, and you’re at its gate.
Give them liberty , the type that tyranny confounds.
Where people are free wonderful energy abounds.
Their legacy to us are the buildings that stand
On the island of the hills, so proud, so grand.
The thing that graphically illustrates this so well, so fine,
Is that man-made Graphic equalizer, the Manhattan skyline.
Two high peaks are missing where symbols are normally found.
Will the harmony be broken? The loss so profound .
In its spiritual home Mr Lennon’s imagination stands proud and tall.
For New York, a racial liquidizer , teaches tolerance for all.
Many years from now, what will 9-11 mean? A date, of course. A number, perhaps.
Still connecting to those guys wearing NYC department baseball caps.
The rest of the world sings a chorus from that old sinatra song.
It’s up to you, New York, New York, we know it won’t be long.
Your tears will dry for those hearts so brave and true.
That’s why the rest of the free world loves the red white and blue.
Every year I come back and run the NYC marathon (this year Nov 7th, runner number 3794) with a message on my chest in support of your wonderful city. This time it’s “New York… Running for the Unforgotten and Their Families.” Finally back in England the yankees are not just a baseball team, not just New York city… but the definitive word to describe the American nation. On marathon day one man will pay homage to your unforgotten past with unconditional support for your dreams and aspirations in the world series of events, both in and outside baseball to say … Go yankees!!!!.
Worcester, United Kingdom.
God bless the United States of America.
(Given free by author to the people of New York, no copyright)
*** Posted by Peter Mountford on 2006-07-20 ***