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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Wonder


I was working in my garden last night when I began to wonder.  To wonder how many of our fellow Oklahomans who lost their lives on April 19, 1995 had a garden.  Did they plant flowers to make their front yards pretty or have a little vegetable garden in the back yard.  Of the 19 children did they play in the dirt while grandma was pulling weeds or while grandpa was setting out his tomatoe plants.
My garden has dark soil but I remember when they were working on OKC National Memorial  I would walk to it during my lunch hour just to watch the bull dozers and backhoes and the dirt was the famous Oklahoma red.  It was beautiful to me.  Despite the loud noise of machinery it was a very calm and peaceful setting.  When things at work were a little tense I would walk to the site for perspective.
The Survivor Tree
From:  Wikipedia

To give them beauty from ashes, the oil of JOY for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness.  Isaiah 61:3

You know that our Oklahomans have the most beautiful gardens now to enjoy.
You will never be forgotten.
Love,
Territory Mom

P.S.
The 16th Anniversary Memorial Service begins soon.  Every local station will have it televised or at least on livestream via the internet.
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3 comments:

Mom Mayhem says: said...

It is nice that it is such a peaceful place now -after the horror that happend there -I wish the families peace too.

Saska said...

I'll never forget where I was that day. Seems like yesterday.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I have been there many times. I always wonder about the people that lost their loves and what would have happened to them if they had lived. All that potential snuffed out.