I’m originally from Texas. Did I ever tell you that? I never lived anywhere else until I was 20 years old. The only other states I had ever seen up till then were brief visits in Oklahoma and Kansas.
So you’ll understand what I mean, when I say that the images coming out during the onslaught and aftermath of Harvey were very real and personal to me.
Fortunately for me, the family members I have still living there were not affected by the storm. But I have been to many of these cities and towns. I know these places and although I don’t know these specific people, I recognize these faces.
I don’t have a regular blog for you today. There are a large number of things going on in my life right now. The chief of which is my daughter’s wedding that takes place THIS month, but other things as well, that will brook no further procrastination.
I know my friends and readers will understand that until the end of September my blogs will be brief, even sporadic as I pare down to essentials to meet the demands of this month.
But I didn’t want this week to pass by without being another voice to bring attention to the current and ongoing needs of the people who have been affected by this event. I have been very, very heartened by the outpouring of response from the rest of the country and the world as we have reached to embrace those who are suffering and who will have a long road ahead in rebuilding their lives.
I want to share these links with you and ask you to consider what you can do to be a part of the long distant offer of love, care and friendship to the people who are having to start over.
Knit For Texas a lot of links with this one.
Love to you all,
Last photo is one of what some are calling the “Cajun Navy”. Private citizens with boats all heading to help with rescue. This really does exemplify the spirit of the people of this region: