On September 11, 2001 I was about to enter my office to test a patient’s hearing when I heard about the first plane crashing into the first tower. I thought, “That’s awful but also very strange!”  After completing the hearing test on my patient, I came out of my office to get impression material to make impressions of Mr. _____’s ears, (I still remember his and his wife’s faces and names), and Judy told me a second plane had crashed into the second tower. My response was “terrorists”.  We spent the day listening to the radio every chance we got in an attempt to stay informed of what was happening.

Later that evening as Steve and I watched the events of the day on the news in a state of shock and horror, Steve commented, “I wish I was young enough to re-enlist in the Navy.” I never imagined that eight years later he would be leaving to go to Afghanistan to work as a civilian contractor in support of our troops.  Yet, God knew!

About Alecia Roberts

First and foremost, I am a Christian. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I wrote The Pursuit of Purpose: A Journey to Forgiveness and Healing while my husband was working overseas as a civilian contractor. The Pursuit of Purpose: A Journey to Forgiveness and Healing is my testimony of God's amazing love, grace and power in a surrendered life and heart. It was released on May 29, 2012. I lost my middle daughter, Heather who suffered from mental illness and addiction to an overdose in October of 2015. Since then I've dedicated my life to confronting addiction and promoting changes in North Carolina that will hopefully save lives.
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