Sunday, August 31, 2008

Anticipating Gustav... Remembering Katrina

*This post contains images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that might be unsettling*

I sit here trying to think of something lighthearted to post this Sunday. I want to laugh, I want to make witty jokes... but today I am antsy.

I'm keeping my eye on the television today, and though we know Gustav isn't coming our way, I can't help but keep holding my breath. I'm holding my breath for all the residents of the Gulf Coast. For my friend who has already evacuated the New Orleans area but has no idea what she might be returning to. For everyone who can't afford to evacuate but are trying to leave anyway. For everyone who has decided to stay.

Images of Katrina flash in my head. Images that looked like they must have been from some third world war zone... not right here in our own country.


I keep watching officials in New Orleans telling everyone that things are going smoothly and things are safer now than they were 3 years ago. I just hope they're right.

Today I will clean my house and do laundry and go to a birthday party for one of our favorite 12 year old relatives. And I will try not to dwell on what might happen tomorrow.


Robin said...[Reply to comment]

A good internet friend of mine lives just a few miles outside of New Orleans. Her town was very badly hit by Katrina. She and her daughters evacuated to Florida this morning.

My thoughts are with everyone in the storm's path.

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...[Reply to comment]

I am SICK about this storm hitting NO again. I'm so sad and worried for the people of LA. It's just not fair.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]



I can't even imagine.