Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Break From The Mommy Thing To Talk About The Life Thing

This past weekend, a storm system ripped across the East Coast sending some pretty wicked storms and producing over 100 tornadoes...60 of which occurred in the state of North Carolina....and at least one of which tore through Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base and the surrounding town of Fayetteville and other outlining suburbs. Having lived there for a brief period of time with my husband before we PCSed late last year, I can only imagine the devastation that the area and Military community there are experiencing. From my understanding, there is now a ten o'clock curfew city-wide to protect damaged homes from being looted. Fort Bragg has also experienced damage near one of their entrance gates, training ranges and fields and many families who were living on base housing have had to be relocated because of the destruction from this storm system.

Stories like this make you stop and think about just how lucky you are. I am grateful for those who were kept safe throughout that storm system, and sorry for those who suffered from devastation and loss. Especially those who are now mourning the loss of the six people who died in this tragedy. It is my hope that these communities will be able to come together to help rebuild what was lost, and support one another. And it is my hope that the rest of the country comes to the aid of these people and communities in whatever ways they can. Volunteering for organizations like Habitat for Humanity, donating to the Red Cross, or even just a simple prayer....every little bit helps, and every little bit goes a long way.

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