I can’t relate to what’s happening in the world right now. I can’t understand people on Labor Day vacations. I can’t compute first day of school photos. I can’t abide opportunities to purchase long lasting lipstick or phenomenal acne treatments. I don’t care about your bad day or your good day.
Nothing matters but right here, right now.
I don’t know what day it is or when everything with Hurricane Harvey started.
I know I felt a sense of relief when it hit Corpus Christi. Sure, I felt bad, but it wasn’t here… so, honestly, there was relief. We’ve had our fair share of hurricanes, tropical storms and loss. But, what came for us… the incessant storms, the flash flooding, the mass destruction was far worse than anything I could have anticipated.
Everything around us is wiped away – entire homes, entire neighborhoods, entire communities. Cars lie haphazardly in ditches, abandoned – I hope – when the roads became impassable. Families are displaced everywhere. The whole region is mourning.
This is truly the most awful thing I’ve ever witnessed.
Our family is okay. By some fluke of luck, we are fine. But, so, so many others are not. My heart aches for them.
It’s all I can think about. All I can do.
Pray for Southeast Texas.