Tuesday, September 11, 2018

We will NOT forget!

Today is September 11th, 2018. 17 years ago today was the terrible tragedy that took so many lives.  I'll never forget that day. We had just moved in to our home in Barnstead 2+ months prior. We had started our homeschool season that day. It was just me, Brittany and Maddie. Brittany was 11, and Maddie was 6. We didn't have the TV on that morning and so it wasn't until after lunch that we heard from someone at our Bible study what happened. We couldn't believe it!

Each year we take time at this time of year to remember and pray. The kids in my homeschool now were not even alive at that time, and so we take time to teach them all about what happened! Time to reflect and remember the fragility of our lives which are but a vapor. 

As promised in my last post, here are the details of our GoRuck Light. On Saturday, September 8th, Ellie and I participated in NH's first Go Ruck Light challenge and it was a 9/11 Memorial challenge. It was incredible, it truly was. It was somber, yet 
encouraging. Sad yet challenging.  

I'm still trying to process it all. It was an amazing day full of raw emotion combined with physical and emotional struggle. It's super hard to put into words all of the feelings. The minor pain we endured is NOTHING compared to what happened that day and the time following it. 

We carried our ruck sacks through the streets of Manchester following our American flag. We carried stretchers with 200lbs of sand bags on them, as well as lots of other various weighted sand bags. We took time to share how we were effected by the events of this day. We worked together with and side by side with people that we had just met that day. It was a day of remembrance, and a day of fellowship. It was a day that I will NEVER forget, just like this day. 

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