Wednesday, August 29, 2007

2nd Anniversary Katrina

For those of you who don't know, I'm a "Katrina" survivor. If you search my blog and find my long story from last year's anniversary, you will see how far I've come AND how much we went through. This year I'm not sad. I had a few people ask me if I was o.k. and how it must be hard to think back. But I discovered that though I do miss the simplicity of the life we had there in New Orleans--AND--the people we had fallen in love with! When I look back, I now think happy thoughts. Gratitude for having enjoyed that time, those people, that life.



God was so good to allow my family to have that experience and though I find myself missing the idea of it as a whole, I do not wish to go back. I wish to continue forward. God has continued my path in this direction for whatever reason and I can't wait to have it revealed one turn at a time. I prefer to think happy thoughts on the 29th of August and happy birthday on the 31st!

5 comments:

Shelby said...

I have been thinking about you, J, and M as well as your parents a lot today. It's hard to believe it's been 2 years. God has been so faithful, even in all that. I have often wondered what our lives would have look liked too, if we had ended up being able to live in New Orleans for a season. But as you said, for whatever reasons, God directed all of us here and I'm glad He did. Otherwise, we wouldn't have met all the wonderful folks at TFBC!

Meredith Peel said...

Some positives did come out of that time although I can't help but feel a little low this time of year. I did love the fact that because of Katrina, I spent sooo much time early on building a super strong bond with my niece. Having "night duty" on weekends was a wonderful treat for me. (It largely meant that I got to fall asleep with a precious infant resting on my chest). I can't wait to see all of you on your birthday!

beth said...

I had the remember that my FIL had the last flight out of LA after going to check out this GREAT guy to maybe our new minister of Music....and a friendship was born! WE are blessed to call your family friends and blessed becasue you have the stories to share with us and remind us! WE love you GUYS

Nicole said...

Gini, thank goodness that you and your family are safe and sound. I can't imagine what Katrina must have been like.

I also wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday! I hope that you have a great day, and a great weekend too.

Lu said...

Wonderful post!