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Gratitude…

15 Sep

I have a lot to be grateful for today.  My dear friend has been with me since last Thursday, having evacuated from Houston ahead of Ike with her family. She lives in Seabrook, Texas and given the projections, she faced total loss of her home. Ike had a few last shifts up his sleeve though and things changed in those last hours.  As a result, her home is intact.  A very little water damage – easily repaired, one tree lost that fell away from the home, a neighbors tree that could’ve also hit the house fell away from their home, the power was back on fast enough that no food loss is expected… and yet the water came within a couple houses of hers.  

She is, understandably, anxious to return home and yet the reality of her own good fortune and hours upon hours of media coverage has not inured her to the misfortune of others.  She is currently at Home Depot, loading up on supplies and tools so that she is more able to help others, neighbors and strangers  who are less fortunate, upon her return.

Yes, I am grateful… not only that my friend’s home was spared… but for my friend as well.

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2 Comments

Posted by on September 15, 2008 in Sacrifice, Service

 

2 responses to “Gratitude…

  1. Paula

    September 19, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    So, is she great, or what?

    So glad to hear that all is well at her home.

     
  2. Anne

    September 19, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Hey Paula,

    Yeah, she is. lol… Always appreciate friends who encourage me to be more/better than I am… Can’t say that I’d have been so gung ho to go back to no gas stations and no grocery stores so fast. Gonna keep working on that selfish thing.

    I’ll be sure to pass along your good wishes.

     

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