Scheduling a presentation at that moment seemed disrespectful to say the least.
I drove back to Heald in a fog....trying to process the magnitude of the current events, and wondering how anyone could be productive for the rest of the day.
Is that how you felt? Did the explosions rock your world?
It was strange to be 'at work' and to watch the events unfold.
Now as I contemplate how to pass this information on to my children...I wonder.
What events will rock their world? When will they reach a place that lacks security?
Jarrod and I had only been married for a year when America was attacked. We had just purchased our first home.
In the next month, we had evidence that our solace was with each other.
We conceived Ian-Jacob during this turbulent time of not knowing WHAT the world was coming to....travel had stopped or was limited, somber stories of survivors were everywhere, everyone felt unsafe.
But in that time of uncertainty.....there was a baby boom. I saw it with my own eyes.
At Heald, five families in our department alone ended up expecting kids, and our due dates were within weeks of each other.
I find such beauty in that fact.
That when we're scared we reach for each other.
That God has not left us without companionship and hope.