Monday, September 12, 2011

9-11... A bittersweet day for me.

Our youngest, Austin, turned 18 on September 11.  
On the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center Attacks, it was hard to know exactly how to navigate the day.  At church we looked back and explored the question:
"Is the Gospel good enough for days like this?" 
Turns out, God is big enough to handle our confusion and fear...
and it is ultimately the only thing that leads to hope. 

  When Austin was in 3rd grade, a classmate told him he was "cursed" because his birthday was on 9-11.  Since then, I remind him on every birthday that he is a profound blessing on a difficult day~ his life gives us a reason to live with hope!  We chose to limit the television specials so we could focus on Austin and celebrate him well.
We are all still deeply affected by the memories of that terrible day.  So in honor of the firefighters who still live and work in New York City, I am posting the State Farm commercial that aired on Sunday.  You can find additional footage on the making of the commercial HERE.   What a sweet way to show gratitude for all that they do.

1 comment:

  1. I know how Austin must feel.....My birthday is September 12th, so I know what kind of heaviness can be felt on your birthday, I still feel guilty about celebrating, but I give it heck trying!!!