Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2009

Although the sun was shining down today in Franklin Springs, GA; I couldn't help but think of that day that will always enstill in my mind: September 11, 2001. I remember so vividly, I was sitting in my 7th grade class when we were instructed to immediately walk to the canteen because a catastrophic event was unfolding. When I sat down on the cold, plastic chairs; my heart sunk deep into my chest when I saw a billow of smoke coming from a hugh skyscraper reaching into the heavens of lower Manhatten on the small 19' television on a stand for everyone t0 see. Many thought that it was a mere accident, that the pilot had made a grave error in the control of the flight, driving a plane right into the tower. However, that theory was soon ruled out when another plane struck into the tower's twin, damaging the other remaining tower. I then realized it was something tremendously evil, and that it probably was Judgment Day, the coming of Jesus Christ, or simply: the sky was truly falling. Ashes plummetted from the towers, as well as burning dots, which turned out to be actual human lives. Then I watched in fear as one tower fell right after the other. I cried for the souls lost and I felt tremendous pain for their loved ones they left behind. I didn't realize the extent of evil that terrorists plagued on our nation until revealed days, months, and years later. And today, I find myself looking at photos that are symbols of that fateful day. One that caught my eye was the many mourners who laid their loves ones to rest in the form of roses in the Memorial reflection pool. I pray for the families who lost many loved ones in the WTC, Pentagon, and United 93 tradgedies. I pray for the ones who planned these horrible things against our country, that God will change the evil to love in their hearts. So let's all take a moment of reflection to remember those who were lost on 9/11.
(Photo by Pool/Getty Images North America)

My first blog!

Hey everyone!

I am soo excited about starting a new blog! To begin, my name is Kayla Hudgins and I am originally from Pell City, AL. I moved to Bennettsville, SC when I was a couple of months old, but I still have tons of family in Alabama. I will be 20 years old in a few weeks, and I cannot wait to celebrate! I have a mother named Cathy, dad named Harold, brother named Kelsey, and two sisters: Shelby and Sara who all live in Bennettsville, SC (except for Kelsey, he lives in Myrtle Beach). I am currently a junior at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA. I have the greatest friends in the world: my roomates Nikki and Andrea; and Faith and Ayla! I have a wonderful boyfriend named Cameron Gunn who is the light of my life. We have been together for almost 5 months! He also is a junior at Emmanuel College. I have my associate's degree from Emmanuel College in General Education and I am still here pursuing my Bachelor's in Business Administration. My goal in life is to get a beautician's liscence and to manage/open a salon on the east coast in a metro area. I am planning on being done with school by December 2o10. I am a Christian and I am apart of Emmanuel Singers! Do not worry, I only do the media! I love to dance and to be myself, as well as watch the Office!!!!! There is so much more but I cannot think of it right now!