Monday, May 2, 2011

I Honestly Don't Want To Post All This

I do and will always remember when I first saw images of the Twin Towers Attack on 9-11 and then the Pentagon. I saw the field where the plane went down in Pennsylvania and the real heroes on the jet, that died to save so many others. Marnie, my daughter, ran to our house and we turned-on the TV and we saw Fire Fighters walking toward the Towers while everyone else was running the other way. I was in shock and started crying and couldn't stop. My Steve, a fireman and a captain, was on duty. I felt great empathy, sorrow, and confusion. The days that followed, are a blur and Steve and I hardly spoke of what was being blasted from every TV, newspaper, and all over the computers. The firefighters in our small town were completely devastated.
I always thought that our military forces in the Middle East would find Osama and if you say to me, "Do you remember where you were... when you found-out that Osama Bin Laden was killed?" I can answer, "Nope." My Marnie again gave Steve and I the news and we were not sure it was true. I don't know where we were in the house. I don't know...walking around. We listened to music, then finally... after a good long time, looked on Facebook. Today, I heard the President's speech.
 My husband's cousin, Joshua May, finally said what I had been feeling. He said, "To have brought this evil man to justice is a good thing. To celebrate his death is not. Please, I plead with all of you who read this do not allow yourselves to act in a manner that those who hate freedom expect us to act. Show some dignity. Show some remorse for life lost. Remember all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom. It is okay to feel relief. It is okay to feel that justice has been served. But please do not celebrate death. Had he been captured, I too would celebrate. But a man, even an evil man, should not have his death celebrated. Those of my brothers in arms, and the one that I consider my actual brother, who have seen more than their fair share of death do not rejoice in any death." 

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy"
--Jessica Dovey

"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper dearkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

--MLK Jr.

Proverbs 24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.

Truly, Osama's witnesses will be from those that were harmed and killed by this man; his judgement will be given to him by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Don't think that it doesn't mean anything to me! This is a major, major event that gave me really weird, creepy feelings. Thank you Joshua for finally saying how I feel. Yes,  JUSTICE was carried-out to the one that master-mined it all on earth.  Facebook showed us that there were crowds assembling and singing. I didn't feel like singing..I thought of the people who were killed in the Towers, at the Pentagon, in a field, and the brave firemen going down the street to the attack, and knowing that they were walking right into death's door.  I'm very proud of our Military and very grateful for all that they have sacrificed for so long and the many that gave their lives. I think of them.
I'm glad our President, who knew for months that Osama was at that house, finally let the Seals "go in" to stop Laden from his madness. I wish it had been when the military wanted to go in and not when it was convenient for the President. I hope I'm wrong.
Dear President Bush, you were so right! This was not a war to abandon like President Obama promised in his campaign to accomplish. You knew this wasn't another Viet Nam, not in any way. This was our war that America could not back-down or let an attack on our soil go without following through with strength and a show of force for our county. The United States of America is truly a blessed county of freedom and we couldn't lose or abandon this incredible, unprecedented, and horrible attack on the innocent and here on our land. President Bush told us, "We will not falter, we will not waver, we will not fail." Thank you.
I'm still, not all smiles and  I'm not dancing. I'm like so many others relieved, secure, and humbly...soooo very thankful  for their great and incredibly hard and dangerous service to, and for, our country. Yes, I wave the flag and I'm really, really proud to be an American.

1 comment:

Breeda said...

Very well said Mom!! I also had very mixed feelings and have had a bit of questioning within myself. I am thankful you shared your thoughts.
I love you!