We have prepared and prepared and prepared some more.
Today is the day Hurricane Irma arrives
I wake and the rest of our house is quiet. Not even a baby is awake at 6:21am.
It’s raining but the wind is calm. The birds are singing, there is a slightly cool breeze in the air. It’s pretty quiet in the neighborhood. I sit on the front porch steps because all of the furniture is in the house. I think I’ll walk JR. It’s going to be a long day and possibly night.
The weather channel is as usual on repeat. I’m waiting for the 7:00 update. It’s crazy to think that we now know the update schedule of the WC as well as the meteorologist stationed at each of the cities. I watch Jim in Miami this morning as we can see what is in store for us.
I lived on the west coast of south Florida my entire life prior to moving to Ocala located in the Northern Central portion of Florida. We witnessed a few tropical storms but a hurricane never darkened our town. Born in Ohio, moved to Florida at 2 years old, I am a Florida girl.
Conversations in our home have included hating Florida. No, I do not. There are many things about Florida that might not be pleasant but hate? No way, I love Florida. It’s our home and even as we age and speak of a “forever home” at retirement, Florida is it for us.
We have prepared a safe place to ride out the storm. Northern family and friends, as you follow the storm, continue to pray for those in the storms path. Some are not privileged enough to have the safety of our old house. Some are elderly and scared. Pray for the Mommas as they care for the little people that do not understand the current situation and their normal is definitely not normal. Pray for our emergency service personnel as they are called in and leave their families at home to care for their families and homes. I was this person for 25 years when Steve was an active Firefighter. Pray for those who will swoop in after the storm to help us rebuild and restore. To watch as our country binds together in times of need is overwhelming.
Continue to pray for our state as we will be rebuilding alongside of Texas and other states as they have already walked through whatever storm they have witnessed. Hurricane
Irma is massive but our God is greater.
He is righteous
He will give us strength in every situation
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10