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.