Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hurricanes and Home


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.


5 comments:

Moriah said...

Me too.

LDH said...

Praying for those folks as well.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

We are being hammered by high winds and rain... but I feel so badly for those who are suffering flooding

fingers crossed and I hope and pray that they are not too badly hit...

hugs Alex
x

Julie said...

Oh, gosh...been there, done that so many times...I will have them in my prayers also! God bless!!!

SCB said...

I'm sending my best wishes over too - we've had 4 catastrophic floods here this year and although we got away with just damage to our access road I've seen the misery it's caused people who've lost everything this year, and then it's happened all over again. I'm hope your folks are safe, Jan, and that the weather improves for you all soon... Sara x