Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 11, 2009

In Honor of Christine Hanson
Youngest Victim of the Attacks on the United States
September 11, 2001
Christine Lee Hanson was born February 22, 1999 to Peter and Sue Hanson. She was aboard United Flight 175 - on her way to DisneyLand and to visit her mother's parents - when she and her parents perished in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Much has been written about this sweet young baby who was killed on this day.
She was beloved.
She was an innocent child.
She would be ten and in the fifth grade - as old as the children I teach.
I made scrapbooks for my daughters' grandmothers and used this poem and now, I thought I would publish this poem here, for Christine and her grandmothers:

Why God Made Little Girls
(Author Unknown)
God made the world with towering trees,
Majestic mountains and restless seas.
Then He paused and said , "It needs one more thing...Someone to laugh and dance and sing.
To walk in the wood and gather flowers...
To commune with nature in quiet hours."
So God made little girls
With laughing eyes and bouncing curls,
With joyful hearts and infectious smiles,
Enchanting ways and feminine wiles.
And when He'd completed the task He'd begun,
He was pleased and proud of the job He'd done.
For the world, when seen through a little girl's eyes
Greatly resembles Paradise.



Blogger Brittany said...

Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem. So sad to hear about that little girl. It's so weird to me that the students I teach, in 4th grade, have very little knowledge, if any, about 9-11. I think it's so sad and those people should always remain with us.

9/10/2009 9:32 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

All these stories are so heartbreaking to read: The future ripped away. Thank you for a tender tribute to the lost.

I honor Christopher Paul Slattery.

9/11/2009 10:30 PM  
Blogger Melissa B. said...

I was melancholy all day yesterday, and that feeling carried over into today. Thank you for posting this and for honoring Christine and all of the other victims. We had 2 youngin's from the DC area on Flight 77...traveling with their teachers on a field trip. And Our Humble High School lost a parent. I will never forget. God Bless America!

9/12/2009 10:27 PM  
Blogger The Vegas Art Guy said...

Very nice memorial for that little girl. May we never forget.

9/16/2009 12:53 AM  

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