Reported by Fox News:
“Every year since the attacks of September 11, 2001, a moment of silence has been observed at 8:46 a.m., the moment when the first plane slammed into the Twin Towers. President Obama and the First Lady led the moment of silence at the White House, and newscasts on other the other two broadcast morning shows — ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘CBS This Morning’ — aired the solemn ceremony.
But not NBC’s “Today Show.” Instead new co-host Savannah Guthrie spoke to Kris Jenner about the new season of the hit E! reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and her breast implants.”
Oh, the glory of a Kris Jenner interview! I’m sure the ratings for that were higher than the moment of silence . . . after all, silence doesn’t translate to great airtime, quotable moments, or any sort of scoop.
This family. Oh, Lord in Heaven, even writing this post I feel such grief and awe. Heather and Caleb King discovered that Heather was carrying conjoined twins who would not survive. She carried them to term anyway. They chose life in the most brutal and beautiful way I can imagine.
Brutal in that Heather’s body grew as those precious lives did. She felt them move. Mommy and Daddy named their little angels Adalaine and Amelie. Each day those little hearts beat inside her body, Heather loved them more, all the while knowing she’d never have more than a few hours with them on this earth.
Beautiful because they sacrificed so much in the name of faith and convictions. That lovely mother put herself dead last when it came to the hopeless life of two babies who had no chance—her babies. And in return, she had a few hours to hold them and a lifetime to remember them.
As a mother, I cannot imagine what she went through, and I pray for that family as they come to my mind throughout the day. There are just no words to really capture all that couple went through in the months leading up to the birth. And, in Heather’s poignant words, to have to fit it all in the small space between hello and goodbye . . . how tragic.
Extreme love. Extreme Sacrifice.
I can think of another example of extreme love and sacrifice:
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Let’s keep our perspective, and shame on you, Today, for choosing to honor the Kardashians and Kris Jenner’s breast implants instead of the lives lost on 9/11.
To counteract Today’s insensitivity in the only way I can think of, I’m not going to post a bunch of links back to my website or to my books. Instead, take a few moments and say a prayer for the King family. Read Heather’s words and have your faith strengthened as mine was.