Counting My Blessings after Hurricane Sandy
This week we had Hurricane Sandy here.The winds were really extreme and I was so nervous with all the trees that are on my street as well as in front of my house. An 80-year-old tree in front of the house came crashing down but thankfully no one was hurt. I lost power for a day but that was nothing compared to seeing all the devastation on television. I stayed at my neighbor’s house that Monday night so that at least I wasn’t alone because it most certainly was very scary. I had a portable television that I was able to keep up on what was going on.
I have five friends who lost everything. They are homeless and now live with friends or family. My heart goes out to them.
Mom was frantic as our cell phones did not work very well and that was the only way we connect. Thankfully the nursing home had power the whole time. Dialysis had asked Mom to go in last Sunday instead of Monday and I was so proud of her because usually she argues about switching her days. I was able to finally see Mom on Wednesday after the storm was over. We were so happy to see each other and for the first time I am looking at the bond that my Mom and I have. Something that we never had before and with each day it gets stronger.
My brother called me a few days ago asking me if I had power. His house was flooded and he has no power still as of yesterday. He asked if he would be able to stay with me. As much as he hasn’t been there for me especially when I needed him when I was going through my nightmare and had no place to go, I can’t be that way with him. I told him he was welcome to stay by me but so far he hasn’t come or call.Today I am counting my blessings for what I have. Something that I have never done. There are so many people who lost so much this week.
My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Hugs to all…