Where were you?

Thinking about Thursday

Where were you?

Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away,
But these small hours
These small hours
Still remain
   
Little Wonders~ Rob Thomas

This week represents the 16th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. I was living in Oklahoma in 1995, working at a mall just outside the city. Like, September 11th, everyone in Oklahoma can tell you where they were when they heard about the bombing. 

So,  thinking about where I was lead me to thinking about where I was for other memorable events. 

April 19, 1995~ Studying for college finals with a guy I was DYING to have ask me out. My roommate had been at school taking a final. The school was evacuated. She literally burst into our house and turned on the TV.  My study partner jumped up, made a phone call to his National Guard commander and ran out the door. 
September 11, 2001~ Thanks to what I thought was the stomach flu (which was eventually revealed to be morning sickness), I was late for work and saw the first plane hit on TV. I went to school and spent the day trying to reassure my students. Calming their fears while hiding mine. 

But what about other moments in our lives? Moments that are only life changing for us? Our little wonders.
  
Leap from childhood to adolescence~ Standing in my parents kitchen, kissing a boy for the first time.

Moment of True Heartbreak~ Standing in Will Rogers airport, being told "I love you." Then, watching that person get on a plane and go back to his girlfriend.

Experiencing Paralyzing Fear~ Watching my two-year-old daughter jump from the third step of a metal bleacher, flip forward and land face first on a sidewalk before I could reach her. (She only had a bruise on her forehead. It was my heart that needed stitches!)

The minute I realized I was an adult and that pretty much sucked. ~ Holding a six week old baby, with a one- year- old playing at my feet while I stood in a hospital lobby, signing medical consent papers for both my parents to be treated. One for surgery for bladder cancer, the other to treated for a possible heart condition.


So, What little moments have formed your life? Where were you?