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Saturday, May 8, 2010

One Year

One year ago today, a major storm affected our region.  http://www.thesouthern.com/storm/ It was finally deemed to be a derecho, but for awhile it was dubbed as an inland hurricane.  My family personally was without power for 7 days.  We were very fortunate that our home was spared.  I remember coming home from work that day and seeing all of the huge mature trees laying on the ground pulled up by the roots with root balls that were taller than I or my husband. 

I feel that everyone in our area was affected by this storm in many ways.  I think that the idea that everyone was without power for so many days (over 100,000 homes) really opened up the doors and got people outside.  I actually met all of my neighbors.  We would have big cookouts of all of the food in the freezer so that it wouldn't go to waste.  This the the view from my brother's back yard.  This amazing power of nature and god taught us what really matters in life.  All of the photos included in this was from a walk in my neighborhood.  About 5 blocks from my house to my brothers.

All is ok now, the landscape is forever changed.  Life goes on.  My good friend from work was set to get married a year ago tomorrow.  We all banded together and got her a cake made and pooled all of our candles together so that it was the prettiest candlelit ceremony ever!


Bonnie said...

It's great how people can come together in times of need. We here so many terrible stories on the news, it's nice to hear a positive one for a change.

workinprogress said...

That looks devastating - so glad you came through it ok.

Bebedores do Gondufo said...

Very good.

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