October 21, 2004 10 Comments
On September 11th, 2001 our nation suffered one of the most tragic events in our history. Even though it only happened just over three years ago, we still cannot hope to understand the impact it has had on our daily lives. Many images of that day, and the events afterward, will forever live in our minds. Some of them make us laugh, some make us cry, some make us realize how strong we are, and some make us reflect on how far we have come as a nation, and how far we still have to go. Today’s Family First site is on that has frozen a moment in time, and reflect on those very thoughts.
Called Ashely’s Story, this site is about a young girl whose mother was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center. The events of that day affected her terribly, and she had closed up emotionally. She now lives with her father in Ohio. Recently our President traveled through Lebanon, Ohio, and Ashley and her family went to see him (as she had with her mother 4 years earlier). A friend told him about Ashley, and he spent a few moments with her, and gave her a hug. It made Ashley feel that while he was the most powerful man in the world, he only wanted to make her feel safe. Her father summed it all up with his words “What I saw was what I want to see in the heart and in the soul of the man who sits in the highest-elected office in our country.”
So much is conveyed in this story. Many reviews are calling this one of the most impressive and powerful messages to surface in this election year. Stop over at this site, and be prepared to have your emotions run through the ringer. Mine was.
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