lee greenwood was no fool

On a normal day, I would giggle about how my sister and I both managed to use our cheerleading photo poses. Or how it was cool to wear your socks tall in 1997 - - - with athletic shoes, regardless of what your outfit was. Or how it was obviously chilly out (according to the jackets) but we both managed to wear short jean shorts. Or I would long for those days when there wasn't an ounce of cellulite on those legs.

But for today, I will say a prayer for all those affected by 9/11. Not just those victims, family members and first responders that day, but also for all the service men and women and their families who have experienced war as a result. And I will say a prayer that if/when I'm faced with adversity, I will be able to keep my faith and be as brave as Todd Beamer (among others) was that day. ("Let's Roll.") And I will say a prayer that we can all be as proud of our country as we were in the months following 9/11. That we can all remember that no matter what, "the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away."

God bless the USA.


sarahsmile3 said...

I love this photo. Just love it...and I love your prayer. Think I will do the same.

Jai said...

I love it, too. I told Dad that we probably scoffed when he made us get on that ledge and pose. Little did we know how significant the skyline would be years later. He said that he probably angled it just right, purposefully putting the towers on the side, with us in the middle. A really, really cool, eerie, wonderful photo.

And yes, I long for the days of perfect legs, too. :)

Kristen said...

Great photo to have in your stash for SO many reasons!
Glod Bless the USA!