Friday, February 25, 2011
The End of the Day
One thing I am sure of; Lisa and Todd Beamer or any of the 911 families did not expect what was to be at the end of their day on 9-11-01. None of them planned or thought of anything but the usual end of day routine. Lisa commented that one of the painful reminders of Todd’s loss was the sound of the garage door opening. She said that had been the best part of their day as a family. When the garage door sounded, Todd was safely home. The family united in love, laughter and hugs. That sound now pierced her heart.
Yesterday was a miserable day weather wise. There were torrential rains and funnel clouds throughout the mid south. My husband would be driving home through the exact route the weather bureau warned was the worst possible. I called and asked him to stay over if the weather was threatening. He said he would but doubted it. Just like the rest of us, at the end of the day, he wants to be home.
Admittedly my heart raced a bit when the cell phone rang. A tired but safe voice on the other end said he was almost home. He had taken a longer but safer route home. I was somewhat relieved. However, just like Lisa, it was the sound of the garage door opening that gave me total peace that my husband was safely home.
Dan has asked me to help with his eating habits. We are both trying to eat healthier. After his first bowel of Taco Soup, he asked through bleary eyes if he could have another. Tonight - you betcha'!
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out!
"Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been His counselor?"
"Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.
To Him be the glory forever! Amen.
(Scripture verse on Todds's memory card for 9-11-01 - "Let's Roll")