Growing up in Coastal Virginia, I had a big connection to the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. Some of my best childhood memories center around the water and crabbing. To me, the crab represents home. I have been thinking about home a lot today.
I was thinking about all the places I have considered home near the Chesapeake Bay. The same Bay communities that had catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Isabel are flooding today. An Aunt whose home was destroyed during that storm, has already evacuated her home in this one. Before she left, her trash cans had already floated away. My sister said that the water was beginning to creep in around her house as well. I feel a little sick in my stomach remembering what all those folks back home went through last time, and will say many prayers for them tonight.