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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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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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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Evacuation Day

This was tough to title. I went through several choices before settling on one that I am not satisfied with. Happy Evacuation day? No, happy is a horrible adjective to describe the memory of this day. We Didn’t Die Day? I mean, it is accurate but not at all uplifting. Harvey Day? Eh even reading […]

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