Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today is a sad, difficult day for so many.  Full of so many mixed emotions.  Trying to celebrate life while dealing with crushing grief.

I personally do not know anyone lost on 9/11.  But today has been hard for me too.  One of my best friends  from college lost her father this week.  And she is too far away for me to be there with her.

And my grandma fell and broke some bones earlier in the week.  On her birthday, no less.

Now I realize that this doesn't compare at all to how people directly affected by 9/11 are feeling.

There are a few things I want you to do.  Please take a moment to go read the following posts:

I'm sitting here in Starbucks crying after reading their beautiful, powerful posts.  Thank you both so much for sharing.

Switchfoot is my favorite band.  And I've been listening to them on my iPod as I sit here trying to get some posts written.  And their song You came up as I was reading Jeff's posts.  And that's when the tears started.

I listened to this song over and over again almost 10 years ago when I lost one of my best friends.  Please take a moment and listen.  Because even in the midst of crushing grief, there is still hope.


  1. Prayers from me for your Grandma.

  2. I've been avoiding all the news shows and memorials today. I don't really want to relive that day.

    I do love that we both use music to deal with our messy emotions though :)

  3. Thinking of your Gramma and your friend Jess.