Hi everyone! I was planning on posting something quite different than what I'm sharing tonight. My mom called me this afternoon to tell me she had been evacuated from her home. It has been raining steadily since Sunday in my hometown and the rain caused a huge dike to break. My mom's home wasn't hit, but many close friends' and neighbors' homes were destroyed. It has been so sad today hearing the news about the flood and seeing how many of our friends were affected. My dad, along with others, spent the day shoveling mud out of a close friends home. Luckily no one was hurt, but so many homes/belongings have been ruined. My mom said they were told to evacuate so quickly they didn't have time to grab much. She grabbed a quilt my grandma made and a diet coke. That made me smile. Way to prioritize mom. :) The dike is located right next to where I went to High School (I've walked over it hundreds of times) and when I saw the news clip today I couldn't believe it! So much water. It was heartbreaking seeing my beautiful home town in such a sad state. I feel like I need to be there helping in some way.
Click here to watch a news clip of the dike that broke and some of the homes that were flooded if you are interested.
I don't really know why I'm blogging about this except that this blog is always a reflection of what's on my mind and right now, this is all I can think about. I woke up feeling sad this morning remembering September 11th. Then this happened and officially made it a very sad day for me. Hope your day went better than mine! I am going to bed tonight grateful that my family and friends are safe. And hoping that things will feel a bit more sunny tomorrow.