This has not been an easy time for Texas but I have never been prouder of my State. I have never been prouder of my family and neighbors as well. We own a home in Rockport, Texas, and along with thousands of others, we waited patiently to find out if we too lost it in the storm. Thank the Lord we were spared, but there is still a ton to deal with in the aftermath.
We have seen this destruction first hand and have worked non-stop to help our neighbors and friends. We also own a home in La Ward, Texas, which also was affected by the storm. We lost electricity and water for days but fortunately, we only had minor damage to our home.
I am saddened by the loss of life from this storm but so grateful that many listened and followed the suggestions. We evacuated along with thousands of others leaving our home, not knowing what to take, or, what to leave. We had to decide what mattered most to us and what we could live without. We decided our family, animals, and paperwork was all that had to be removed. We worked day and night to prepare and luckily we got out in time.
Once the storm came through we had to wait a couple days before going to evaluate the damage and see if we even had a home left. I can not begin to explain the devastation of our town. We were some of the fortunate few whose home survived, but on both sides of us, homes were flattened.
My proud moments have been watching my children helping others. My oldest son is a police officer who worked for days keeping everyone safe. Then on his first day off, he started helping neighbors cut trees off their roofs and cars. My husband who is driving over 2 1/2 hours to and from work has been stopping to remove trees off of his co-worker’s homes.
We are now able to start cleaning up and trying to get our lives back to normal.
We’re only a week out and don’t have water or electricity but what we do have is so much more important. We have family and love and above all faith in our country again!! #TexasStrong #HurricaneHarvey #HurricaneHarveyRelief
Going to try this for our condo, to help with the moisture!!