Even when a massive Hurricane was predicted. I took for granted the beauty would remain…. Sure the beach looked different. I didn’t know that literally it was the calm before the storm…
We evacuated our home the next day after our power was cut off at 7:30 AM and we new flooding was a definite outcome. We didn’t anticipate the storm being as bad as it was…. Until of course the home we evacuated to filled with water. Coming into our home, seeing ocean water inside was devastating. As was looking out of the bedroom window and instead of seeing the beauty seeing this…
It has been a long road ever since that day…. Not only repairing and rebuilding our home but repairing and rebuilding the beach community where we live. A community that was destroyed….
But despite the destruction, there was still beauty….
But people are strong, tough and resilient… we learned how strong we are… and we learned how strong our neighbors are. We all worked together….
And I know that soon, once again, our beach community and home will be just as beautiful as it once was…. Actually, it will be more beautiful, because never again will I or my neighbors take it for granted… We know now how precious it is and how quickly mother nature can take our beauty away….
Lucy, was born after the storm… She knows nothing of it, and for that I am thankful. But you never know what tomorrow brings, and today is Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. Please check out my friend, Caren’s blog, where I guest posted about my experience with Hurricane Sandy.