Tuesday, September 12, 2006

9/11/06 Celebrating life - 5 yrs after 9/11

I don't know about you, but I spent a lot of my weekend watching shows that put together timelines of the events leading up to 9/11. Then there were shows that focused on Flights 11 & 175 that went into the Twin Towers. And a 3rd show on Flight 93 that went down in Shanksville, PA. The one that spoke about the artifacts found from the Towers really gripped my heart and I went to bed Sunday night so sad once again.

On Monday, I tried to stay away from the morning television news. I wanted nothing to do with the 5 yr anniversary of 9/11. After home-schooling, I had a 1:30pm ultrasound appt to check my polycystic ovaries for further growth or if they had stabilized. You see, if left untreated, it can lead to cancer. I was unwilling to stay on the medication only 2 months after starting it. By 1:40, I had been through with my appointment (the world's shortest appointment in my history) and the news was great - not just good. I was back in the normal range only 18 months after my original diagnosis! I felt immensely grateful to God for hearing my prayers and giving me a fresh slate to work with.

Once I got home, I relieved Jack and let him go off to bed but I was still reeling on this high of thankfulness. And, I certainly didn't want to relive 9/11 stories. The best thing for us to Monday afternoon was to head to the Jetty Park and celebrate by running around and getting wet and sandy. (Btw, Hurricane Florence is passing by and making quite a splash in the ocean this week, so there will be no fishing for a few days.)

Here are a bunch of pictures that we took, in no particular order. Most of them speak for themselves.

I live with a bunch of stunt junkies. The love to be daredevils and I love photography. I'm going to pick out some favorites and enter them in the Space Coast Fair this November.

Every throw a bag of chips at the seagulls on the beach?


dephal said...

Wow!! What great pix! I didn't realize the boys were suh gymnasts.

dephal said...

PS--Robin, can you email me privately? I've misplaced your email somewhere.

Anonymous said...

most poignant & personal report ever. beautiful in every aspect.
love, c

Crowzma said...

Fun pictures, Robin! And great news about your ultrasound, too. I've decided I should have gotten little boys for Hudson's birthday. He would love to run on the beach with your hooligans. They'd be a great match.