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Thursday, September 11, 2008


(hey, it looks like i made two posts this morning, BUT the one i wrote last night didn't post, so i did it today :)

ok so, in community group on tuesday we talked about choices and what kind of things influenced our choices. all the kind of decisions i would think of were big ones, the kind you spend time on and pray about - like getting married, what career to choose, etc. but isn't it crazy how God changes your life in those seemingly meaningless choices?

for example, when i was a junior in high school my mom had just started teaching. my dad travelled a whole bunch and mom was getting pretty overwhelmed. teeth were really important in our fam, and kara had an orthodontist appt that my mom couldn't get her to. so mom put her foot down and made dad take kara. i don't really know if there were fighting words exchanged between my parents, but dad actually didn't go on a business trip that day to take kara to the orthodontist. he arranged for someone else in his company to go to the meeting for him. that day two planes flew into the WTC. my dad was supposed to be in first tower hit, on one of the top floors. the man he sent in his place died.

is it not insane how much different today could be for my family?!? why God sent mr. spence to nyc and not my dad that day i will never figure out. but i am so grateful. so i hope all of my three readers today remember mr. spence and pray for his family and all those who lost loved ones on 9/11.

well, i think i'll go call my dad now.... (that sounds really corny, but really, i'm calling right now)


Blogger EDIT 2000 Hattie Burchardt said...

wow Steph, I never knew this. I just shared it with my classmates and told them to be praying for Mr. Spence's family too... you have more than three readers today :)

September 11, 2008 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

uh oh Steph! pressure. you have readers. LOL Anyway, thanks for sharing this story.

September 11, 2008 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

i totally just cried a bit at work. I didn't know this. I will be praying and thanking God for His mercy upon your family.

love you! come visit me!!

September 12, 2008 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger lucy said...

i lost my cousin david in the pentagon. i think with sept 11 stories you never know who was affected. like i've never heard this story, and probly never mentioned mine. i don't know why that day is so private to so many, but i appreciate you sharing. i love you so much xoxoxo

September 14, 2008 at 8:09 AM  

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