One of my family elders once told me, if you can't be there for someone in their time of need , then why be there in their time of happiness? This is what relationships, family and friendships are all about. To be there for each other in happiness and in times of need. Not to ask for a gain or a loss, but simply to be there out of sheer pure love.
With these thoughts and seeing the courage of all of the community, emergency forces, and a city coming together was what allowed me to try to step out of this emotional paralysis I am feeling, a deep paralysis. Seeing what this community is experiencing, and how they are working together is truly inspirational.
I am absolutely devastated to see the effects of nature, these forces that have bruised communities. Yet, I remain hopeful through the strength and unity of communities will, including myself will be able to get through this.
This is what the giving of heart is. I live for America, I die for America. I will never surrender the heart, ever. Houston, Texas we are strong and we will re-build. While the storm may not be over, we must remain vigilant, strong, in solidarity and united. I pour out my heart, my heart is with you, my prayers are with you. We'll get through this. These thoughts are dedicated to Fred Cuellar & family, please be safe. And to all of Houston, Texas. To every single person, my thoughts remain with you. Thank you for all your efforts, thank you for supporting our city, to all that you are doing to protect lives. God Bless You. God Bless America.
It is hard to imagine what people are going through, the intensity of having to leave everything that they have worked all their lives to build. Yet, watching, the stories of survival, the courage of everyone, coming together keep everyone safe, save lives as the priority is immeasurable. It is with a heavy heart I share some images of a beautiful city, Houston. It is hard to imagine that the very streets that were walked with my feet, are now in high flooded waters. These photos are also shared as a hope. We'll recover & re-build. I am praying for the night, and hope that we can make it through peacefully. God Bless You and God Bless America.
Updated - August 27th. 9.41 in the evening.
Why It Hurts Of course seeing the bravery and courage of all the communities and services working together is truly inspirational. But it hurts to see this destruction because of the knowing fact of how powerful human beings, who have access to technology are able to manipulate weather, and even intentionally create these "natural" disasters. It pays to know. Education must count for something? However, we can be bitter, we can blame, but at the end of the day, whoever has the controls did not come to the rescue. It was the people, it was communities helping each other. God Bless You. God Bless America.
Updated - August 28th. 10.19 in the morning.
We will heal. Looking at all of the images, the hope, the struggles. the stories and all the water, was really overwhelming today. I haven't been able to sleep, eat or even think much more except the suffering that people are faced with. I too felt as though I was drowning. I won't drown, I will keep swimming, we will all keep swimming. This too shall pass, the after affects will take time, strength to heal. It doesn't matter what was lost, it can all be replaced. Human life is precious, this can never be replaced. We will heal. I take a moment to thank everyone for their generous donations, collections, and support. Truly a community coming together. We must also make sure that the aid is given to the people, who need this. The people need help, they also need healing. God Bless You. God Bless America.