Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sketch N Dies #14

Good evening crafty friends! I hope y'all are having a great week.
So today has been a day of remembrance and thankfulness.
It's hard to believe the World Trade Center tragedy
happened 13 years ago today. I lived in Stuttgart, Germany at the 
time and I remember coming home that with my dad from soccer
 practice and my mom almost meeting us at the car yelling 
"You have to come see this right now!" It had been about 15
mins since the first plane hit. We sat in front of the TV the rest
of the evening. I could not believe that it was actually real. 
The biggest thing that stood out to me in the weeks that followed
was the prayers and sadness that the German people had
for America. Our neighbor who hardly spoke any English
came over with flowers the next day and said "I'm sorry for your 
country, I pray for them." It was so touching. Also for the
next few weeks when we'd go to the base, right outside the base
was covered in flowers, candles, and signs from the German
people. They are just so kind and caring. Here are two pictures
I took of the base entrance, sorry for the not so great quality.

I also have a card to share this evening. I actually made it a few days
ago but didn't have time to post it. I followed the current 
sketch from over at Sketch N Dies.

Additional challenges: Just Us Girls - Leaves

Enabler's List:

Paper: Recollections Fall pack
Misc: Recollections paper flowers, MAMBI fall
sayings 3D stickers, Die cut leaf

1 comment :

  1. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your story about 9/11....I really never thought about what the reaction of others around the world was, but I can say that my heart was uplifted by the story, there are so many good people all over the world, that just gives me hope when I hear about it! What a sad day for the world really and especially for America, even 13 years later I am just without words when I recall that day....God Bless America!