It was early in the morning. I was checking email. My husband had already left for work. He called me from his cell phone and said, "Turn on the news, an airplane hit the World Trade Center." I imagined a small plane...a 4-seater or something. But when I turned on the TV I couldn't believe my eyes. I hesitantly got ready for work, hesitantly took my kids to school and daycare...hesitantly got on the freeway to head to work...and about halfway there I realized there was no way I could be so far from my kids with all of this going on. I turned around and headed home.
11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. -1 Thessalonians 4:11-12