9.7.2017

Téah’s had turned 12 years old just weeks before the flood took every. single. thing. the child had ever owned. Her very first request was for a book. She spent the last of her birthday money buying one for her sister.

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Can’t go “Home”?

Karuṇā Instead Today was not my bravest day friends. Driving into town was more difficult than I could adequately prepare myself for. But I’ve never been a sit back and feel defeated type of woman and my girls are watching. So Téah, & I headed into Beaumont today to try to spread some hope. Thank […]

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Foster Puppies Update

We are sending up prayers of gratitude as we are so excited to share that our last two fosters are safe! This is truly a miracle if you think about all the dogs we have personally fostered. Some people like to throw around heavy words like karma at times like this. And I am not […]

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9.4.2017

Friends- we are still at 35 feet. That means we are not even out of the major flood yet. And our houses are literally just sitting in that bayou water. I’m really not ready for the rebuild pep talks or advice on going back in yet. My mind is still processing the loss I can […]

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9.2.2017

Karuṇā– because sitting around scared and knowing other souls are suffering does not foster healing. We were urged not to move from where we had evacuated to until emergency professionals could evaluate the safety of roads and the such. But many animals had been abandoned, tied to mailboxes, left to drown. And we had friends […]

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It Was Only Stuff

My Mom’s suicide still haunts me. It seems to hit me harder since the Flood. That flood carried away every single memory we had together…. pictures of her, things she had given to the girls and I… But what hurts the deepest are the letters I had saved. I had been saving this huge stack […]

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8.30.2017

This update is really tough to write. The girls & I want to thank everyone who is reaching out to offer kind words about the house. Each time one of you says you see the pictures and cry yourself gives us permission to truly feel the depth of the grief this is bringing us. And […]

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8.29.2017

This is the entrance to the City of Bevil Oaks. If you’ve visited us- you can zoom in to see part of the bulletin board for reference. The water is still rising.

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Trauma in Review

August 28, 2017 I believe the confirmed death count for Hurricane Harvey has reached 6. Our prayers go out to their families for comfort & solace. But I want you to look at this photo & contemplate that first sentence again. To me, that feels really amazing. I know a lot of hearts are hurting […]

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