9/11

9/11

The anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centers. The anniversary of the day Susan Retik , 8 months pregnant,  became a widow. For her whole story go to “Beyond the 11th” on the internet . It is an inspirational story of a “Triumphant Survivor”.  As I noted in an earlier post, Ann Stearns describes 3 outcomes for those who have suffered trauma. Those who are permanently broken, those who return to a “normal life” and those who become triumphant survivors. The third category is made up of those who come to find some positive meaning in their experience. We do not need to do anything as dramatic and far reaching as Susan to be “triumphant survivors” ourselves, but Susan’s story can encourage us find the strength that the Lord will provide to find meaning in our own stories.

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