Right before Rita, was Hurricane Katrina. It was an awful storm, the loss of life was huge and it got so much media attention. Just a month later, when Rita made her appearance and did so much damage, we were left in the shadow of Katrina. I often joked that our part of the state knew what Jan Brady felt like always living in the shadow of "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!"
I can't help but wonder if my weight loss struggle might somehow parallel the storms. So much change, letting go of things from the past, learning what's important and then eventually just moving on with your life, wondering how it is that something that took up so much of your life, could ever be a blip on the screen now? Either way, I know for sure that the human spirit is resilient and that sometimes it really does take life changing experiences to change your life.
I leave you with a few photos...."befores" if you will.
Have a great Wednesday!
3 trees fell on my home during Rita, we also got 18 inches of muddy water in the house.
My 2 sons and I lived in a trailer like this one for 15 months, 2 months we spent with friends and family.
Hurricane Ike brought clear salty water to visit, this is my den with the water mark, we got 37 inches inside for that storm.