Sunday, September 11, 2011

So many mixed emotions today.  Such sadness remembering 9/11.  Sadness for the people who drowned in the ferry sinking off Zanzibar and their families.  Happiness for the birthday of my oldest son, Chris.  The day of his birth we still celebrate as one of the happiest in our lives.  Happy for who we are and where we are.  Sadness for those who are not happy with who they are or where they are--and that's a big group.  Happy to have the family I have even though we are scattered all over the world.  Happy for the technology that lets us keep up with almost all of them.  Happy just to have a roof over our heads and food in the house.  Sadness for those who don't.  Happy that we do what we can for those who don't.  Happy that God only requires two things of us every day: obedience and availability.  God bless all who devote their lives to others.
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