Thursday, September 18, 2008

Benefits of Ike............




As much havoc as Ike has played on our area, and still is......I have to say that there are many benefits I've seen. As we saw in 9-11, people really do come together and help one another out. It's good to see that we really can be a good neighbor, really can share from whatever benefits others. Whether it's providing a warm shower, a cooked meal, a listening ear, or the expertise of someone else that c an help you handle a problem, it's good to be helpful and forget about the bad situations we find ourselves in. It's good to see the community come together for the good of its people, and it's good to feel like someone else cares. It's so nice to hear a knock on the door, or a ring of the cell, or even a text message to say, "just wanted to check to make sure you're okay!". It's good to reach out with the love of Christ to say "I care about you"....and if there's a way I can help you, please let me know. We are not islands and we really do need one another. It's also good to rely on REAL communication and not rely on all the technological wizardry of our modern day that often leads us to LESS communication. It's horrible to see how people are suffering, and to think/see all the destruction that Ike left in his path. But the result is seeing people come together and actually work together and help one another out. That's inspiring to me. So thanks to all you who have helped me..and I hope I can return the favor. These pictures are part of the pecan tree debris that friends and neighbors helped us remove from our yard and pile in the front so the county trucks can come by and haul away. It would have taken us days to do it ourselves and yet with the help of others, our yard is cleaner than it was before Ike. Thanks friends!!!!

6 comments:

duchess said...

It is really great the way neighbors & communities pull together in times of distress.

I'm sure there is still so much more to do and together it will all get done.
Thanks for looking at the good side of things.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Yes, I so agree! After Katrina, all my neighbors became our very best friends. We all helped each other and took care of each other. We are still very close. It took that devastation to make us realize how blessed we are, how much we have to be thankful for, and what life really means!
Hang in there...it will be a long rough road ahead but it will certainly make you stronger!
xoxo!

Cathy said...

Sounds like a great neighborhood. Good neighbors are a real blessing and I know your neighbors are blessed to have you and your family.

Cathy

sheila from life @ #17 said...

have those adjusters made it by yet?!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh my goodness...wow, did you ever get hit. So glad that no one was hurt in your family, and that you are choosing joy in the middle of the chaos.

Joy said...

I'm so happy to hear that you and your family are okay. It looks like Ike decided you need a sky light in your breakfast nook though.
It's so nice to know that you have good neighbors and friends. That is a wonderful blessing. Isn't it interesting that sometimes we have to go through a little bad to realize how good we have things. There's a lot to be thankful for.

Hope your having a good weekend!