9/11 widow to speak at Seymour church on 15th anniversary of Sept. 11

It’s hard to believe that 15 years have gone by since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with planes crashing in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

On that day, the world changed in different ways for different people, including Jennifer Sands, who lost her husband, Jim.

Sands, now a Christian author and speaker, will share her story and reflections during a 9/11 Remembrance service at Seymour Christian Church on Sunday. She will be speaking at both the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. The event is open to the public.

She applies Scripture, specifically Genesis 50:20 to the events of 9/11. “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good, to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”

Sunday is the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

“For me, it seems like it just happened yesterday,” Sands said. “Naturally, I reflect on 9/11 with a heavy heart and a sick, sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I lost the love of my life that day, and I was left with a broken heart, broken dreams and a broken faith.”

But from the trauma and turmoil of that day and ever since, Sands said God has brought her countless blessings.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.