Biography & Autobiography. Family & Relationships. Religion & Spirituality. Nonfiction. HTML:2003 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner! Lisa Beamer, wife of September 11 hero Todd Beamer, reveals what really happened on the ill-fated United Flight 93, and shares poignant glimpses of a genuine American hero. She talks candidly about her life with Todd and the devastating day her children learned their daddy had died, the mix of grief and joy when she gave birth to the daughter she was pregnant with at the time, and how she found the confidence to go on in the face of such tragedy and loss.
The book is a story about how she and Todd met, their families and their belief in the Lord. There are many scripture passages that mean a lot to Lisa herself, and many that Todd kept written in places that he would see them at regular times. There are quotes from Todd's phone call to the authorities from aboard the plane where he was relaying the events that were unfolding. There was also a poem that one of Todd's youth group kids wrote. It made me cry. I think that I wished that there was more information about what happened that day, but I also really think that Lisa gave us all she had. No one will ever have all the answers and if I felt frusterated by that, I cannot even imagine how the familes of the victims feel.
September 11th is a day that most of us will never forget. It is a day that changed each and every one of us in a different way. Each and every time the National Anthem is played, I cry. I don't ever remember that happening until after that fateful day. This story truly touched my heart and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I can take away all the positive things from this story, and live in hope.
Inspirational--and a good way to never forget what happened that day--and that one person can make a difference--and that several people banded together can make a difference even under impossible odds.