Wednesday, October 31, 2012
As everyone knows hurricane Sandy, along with the storm that raged from the northwest, wrecked mass destruction along the east coast of the United States. I have tried to keep abreast of what has happened since I am from the Jersey Shore and have friends and family still in New Jersey. This morning I saw pictures of the town where I spent my high school years. There is hardly anything left of this strip of land and what is left is under water. Houses near a public beach down the street were destroyed in a natural gas fire. The town where I grew up had major damage. I saw pictures of boats from dry dock were in the middle of major roads covered by water or sitting on railroad tracks.
I looked at all those pictures and just sat and cried.
It's all gone.
I remember listening to stories growing up of a time when the bay met the ocean and the peninsula was covered with water. The storms that struck the Jersey Shore this week surpassed that storm.
I wasn't that upset when my oldest moved to Florida nor when my youngest had his third shoulder surgery. (They are both doing well.)
I guess I am posting this blog to let all you wonderful SparkPeople in the Northeast know that I am thinking about you and praying for you. And to let everyone else know that we all face tough times and I pray to God that we will all get through it.