I nearly burnt the dinner last night, and then cookies later that evening. What was the cause of my distraction?
I was looking at flood pictures from the Binghampton, NY area. I was mesmerized because this is the area we lived in when we were on the homestead. There was actually a picture posted by someone near my old street. I was actually in tears – it felt too close to home because I’d been to *that* restaurant, shopped in *that* store which now had muddy water up to the awnings. Driven that road, but never seen that field that full of water…
I was crying just looking at pictures – can you imagine being in the middle of it? Having all your possessions submerged in a mud bath, losing your house to structural damage, or spending days with other evacuees in a rescue shelter…with little kids and only what you grabbed in the 20 min. you had to flee the rising waters? And your husband’s place of work flooded, and your Church, and you’re wondering if you will even have employment by the time this is over?
What a blessing that people with vision and compassion have already stepped up and are creating ways we can all pitch in and help the survivors. My friend Mandy has set up a toiletries drive to help flood victims. Visit her blog to find out how you can help. And for photos of the flood, you can check out this facebook album.