I sit here thinking about how last year we sat waiting and watching Katrina come closer to our
shorelines and wondering what exactly the damage was to be. Liitle did we know then that so
much would occur. A whole year later and some neighborhoods don’t look like they
have been touched. They sit as empty reminders.People’s lives were destroyed, people were displaced and towns were virtually wiped off the map. Promises were made and some kept, but more not.
People vowed to come back to their cities and start over. Red tape and lack of funds stopped
all that. Insurance companies failed to pay for flood damages due to the levee’s breaking.
Hearts broke all over the country watching this whole national tragedy unfold. I never will
forget Oprah taking her show inside the Superdome where the people were, against their
advice, to see the "real" tragic story of those who lived and died there.
A small boy in the done staying with his family said it all.."AMERICA WE NEED HELP…WHATCHA GONNA DO?"
We raised money, and we gave time and blood and supplies and still more was needed. Still
more IS needed. We will bounce back..it may take years, but we will survive. The country
won’t forget. The news will keep us up to date on progress and the lack of it.
THIS WEEK I DEDICATE MY BLOG TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AND THOSE WHO TRIED TO
SAVE THE SUFFERING THOUSANDS. MAY THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN WATCH OVER THEM.