Monday, June 16, 2008

A personal moment please.

By now you have probably heard about the terrible flooding that took place in Iowa this last week. I live in the city that was the hardest hit as the river cuts through the middle of the city, dividing it in two. Our entire downtown business district was in water ranging from a few inches to over eight feet deep. Every bridge in the downtown area was under water except the interstate bridge, so there is only one way to get from one side of the city to the other. Many people have lost their homes, businesses, and jobs. It is going to take months, if not years, to recover and rebuild.

I was fortunate that my family and friends were lucky and did not suffer any damage. Sometimes it is hard not to feel guilty to have been spared any sacrifice. So now we do what we can to help those who need our help.

I just wanted to take a moment and share this. If you believe in the power of prayer, the people of Iowa would welcome yours. Thanks for allowing me this opportunity to share something outside of the lifestyle in which we enjoy indulging.



Ms. Lily said...

We are praying for Iowa, God bless you all.

bruinisse said...

Yes it is a sad story.
Greetings from belgium. I love your stories about your domestic duties in your lovely aprons.
Please go on.

Michael said...

Thanks for the reality check.
I live near New Orleans (born there) and it will take great effort by your community to recover. For so many there is a new "normal" and it is not very pretty.
our Prayers,

Iowabev said...

I have heard others who have been through a tragic situation say that now they reference time as "BT and AT" meaning 'before tragedy and after tragedy'. So our community will probably be saying 'before flood and after flood'.
Thanks for sharing and your prayers.