Where Have You Been Since The Storm Hit?
My father-in-law spent the year before Katrina working feverishly with FEMA in the wake of the terrible hurricane season suffered in the state of Florida. Since then, I have been much more conscious of the grief and terror and loss involved. When Katrina hit, I was working a double shift cooking at Chili’s in Frankfort, the same place I was when 9/11 happened. The helplessness, confusion, and frustration I felt were very similar between the two events.
I have given money and helped raise money to support disaster relief efforts on the Coast, but I have not gone there myself. I hope to be able to do so in the near future. In the meantime, my friend John Dobbs has shared some thoughts from Pascagoula, MS on the second anniversary of Katrina. You can read them at Two Years. Please drop by and remember how much remains to be restored and renewed two years later and so far away from New Orleans.
in HIS love,