Thursday, September 08, 2005

No phone, no lights, no motorcar. Not a single luxury.

1 helicopter ride out over the devastating ruins of my city, 2 wonderful brave young men who gave us the boat ride of our lives, 3 times my parents refused the Coast Guard rescuers and the "possum cop", 4 neighborhood dogs we helplessly watched and heard die, 5 dry days of water rationing and without plumbing, 6 long hot days and even longer, even hotter nights surrounded by flood waters, and on the 7th day I tried to rest. Rest that probably won't come for a long time yet.

But we are with family. We are all safe. We are all alive.

We have nothing but each other and the generosity of others.

I am thankful. Oh so thankful.

Your good thoughts and prayers were needed and are gratefully appreciated. More than you will ever know.

8 Comments:

  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger Julie said…

    I'm so glad to hear you're ok. I can't even begin to imagine what you've been through--I just want to send a big huge hug your way! You'll be in our prayers--and take care!

     
  • At 2:14 AM, Blogger McSwain said…

    I'd never heard of you until I ran across your blog, after the storm hit. I've been praying for you ever since, and I am so happy to hear that you are at least safe. Peace and grace to you.

     
  • At 12:33 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    It's such a relief to see you and your family are safe. I cant even imagine the ordeal you just lived through. many many more prayers coming your way as you grieve and heal.

    Take care.

     
  • At 9:02 PM, Blogger Spork said…

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  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger Spork said…

    Louisiana feels very empty without you guys.

     
  • At 8:22 AM, Blogger David said…

    Hi...

    I live in Arizona and found your blog the night the storm hit. I'd been checking back since your Sep. 28 post and was starting to worry about what had happened. I hope you don't consider that a strange thought given the fact that we've no previously met or exchanged thoughts in any way.

    At any rate, I am so happy and relieved to hear you and your family survived such a harrowing ordeal.

    Wishing you much peace and strength during this difficult time...

    Take care...

    Dave
    http://paiz.typepad.com

     
  • At 10:41 AM, Blogger Queen of the Universe said…

    Thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

     
  • At 8:14 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    I found you through someones guestmap. Glad to hear you are safe.

     

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