Fortunately for us, we made it through Hurricane Irene with only a few bumps and bruises. We lost power for about 12 hours. A large tree branch fell on my car and smashed my windshield. We have a days worth of clean-up around our house. Nothing happened that can’t be fixed, replaced, or neatly stacked along the roadside curb for trash removal.
Most of us are very fortunate, but my heart goes out to those people who were not. A 11-year-old boy lost his life. Two other people lost their lives in Virginia. Several other lives were lost in other states. A tornado touched down in Sandbridge Beach and destroyed entire family homes. Since this is my blog, I’m going to take a few moments to say…..
It makes me sad to see all the people who are mocking the strength of the storm. It makes me sad to hear all the people who are saying it wasn’t anything bad. It makes me sad to hear all the people who are saying the news hyped up another event. It makes me sad to see people post funny pictures about their definition of storm damage. It makes my heart sad that they can’t recognize that they are fortunate and respect the loss of those around them.
WE ARE ALL VERY LUCKY!
A mom lost her son. Families lost their siblings, son, daughters, parents. Friends lost friends. Families are left without a home.
It makes me sad that we as people who live and share this planet can’t step outside of the bubble that is their world to show compassion and respect for the loss another individual might be feeling.
For us, in our household, we are back to life as normal. We spent Friday and Saturday night camping out in our living room. We got to spend simple quality family time together while we anxiously awaited the impact of the storm. We are lucky!