September 11,2001

Yes I remember where I was. My dad had called me to say the twin towers had been hit in New York. I had never even thought about terrorists. I was a 28 year old mother of 4 small children. 2 were in school at the time (kindergarten and 1st) my hubby had been laid off from a telecommunication job the month before. We were struggling to make ends meet. He was depressed because he had lost his job. Anyways when I heard the news of the planes crashing into the towers I felt panicked. I wanted my kids home safe with me. I quickly ran over to my neighbor friend who was still asleep to try to tell her… She didn’t answer the door… I was thinking everyone needs to know in case there is more.
We sat watching glued to the tv. I had my first panic attack that day. I feared what the day held. Fuel panic you name it. I had never thought our world could turn that quickly. I mean my son was born on the Oklahoma City bombing day but that was an American why do these terrorists want to hurt us?
The images of people jumping, buildings collapsing. Days after no sounds of air traffic. It was a very scary time.

As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized

Life is fragile. God doesn’t promise tomorrow. I’ve come to know God since then. Yes I was raised in a Christian family. But I had never believed. I don’t fear tomorrow now. I do prepare for hard times though. Our family has seen many trials and job loss. I prepare my family now by storing and learning skills. In 2001 I didn’t have those skills. At the time I was too busy to care. I think people are still that way.

In line of recent events

I think we are smart to store up study up and look up. With the possibility of talks of war or striking on Syria I am reminded that we as a country have turned our backs on our creator! We’ve said no one can defeat us. A scary thing to say. We need to humble ourselves and seek Gods face as the scriptures say.
So looking back and remembering today I want to thank all those who have sacrificed for our nation. I will remember those lives lost that day. I will cry out to God that many turn back to him and our nation and government turn to him. I will continue to prepare and watch.



Hoping for reprieve

It’s been a very warm couple if weeks with very little rain. The grass and ground need a drink of rain. I am hoping that this cool front coming is a welcome reprieve from the heat. With heat indexes in the 100’s I am looking forward to 80’s. I hope it stays!

Fall is my favorite season!

Cool temps, apple picking, burning yummy scented candles, deer season and colorful leaves, pumpkins, hot coffee…The list goes on.
My tomatoes are still producing and I have been freezing what we don’t eat or give away to family and church. My okra is a small row and isn’t giving what I thought it might but we will enjoy what we can. I didn’t get to put in a fall garden. I was hoping to but so far I haven’t accomplished it. I hope to plant some lettuce and cool weather short term crops to eat this fall. But time passes so fast!
My two youngest have started school and are able to stay home in the mornings to get school work going. We haven’t had a normal school year in 3 years. But then I wonder does any homeschool family have a normal school year? Lol it’s going to be a great year and much learning. Well time to start dinner outside on my outdoor 2 burner stove. It’s better than a stuffy 90 degree kitchen! 😉