I'm sure we all remember where we were when we heard that the towers were falling. Then later how we learned that the tragedy wasn't over as 2 more locations had crashes!
There were many many heroes that day. Heroes that lost their life to save another. I know time helps - but it doesn't make their pain go away. Especially as they experience time marching on without their loved ones.
I'm experiencing this very thing too. I did a double take just yesterday - seeing JP age - it seems right before my very eyes. I wish John could see how well his children are doing and how incredible young people they are becoming!
I'm going to make the most of my time here. I'm going to do my best to do all that the Lord still requires of me. But I still look forward to the day when I can see him again. I know the Lord is saving my place in His Kingdom.