Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Devastation

I don't really have words for it yet...Katrina.
Most people reading this know that my family is in New Orleans. Most of the have been accounted for, but a few are still unreachable. I believe that everyone is ok in my family, but their stuff is not. It is just stuff.
Grandpa's house is probably gone. He built it when I was just a baby. I grew up in that house. Grandpa died about 4 years ago...that's what we had left. We still have the memories.
So many of the places that those memories took place are gone. New Orleans and much of the North Shore are gone.
I wish I knew what to do right now.
I keep crying and praying and then crying some more.
I keep thinking of the people at the Bywater Outreach Center where I worked at JINO. Those people had no money to get out of the city. Their neighborhood is gone. I hope they still have their lives. They have no insurance, no money to rebuild. I want to know where my new little friend, Jacori, is. I want to know that she is safe.
God be with those people.

3 comments:

Khris said...

The heart of the whole country has been broken. I'll keep praying for your family. The hearts that you touched at JINO will not be forgotten.

Shelia said...

Mandee,
I didn't realize your family was in New Orleans. I'll be praying for them also, and for you.

Miss MyLastName said...

I think of you often, and you and your family are in my prayers, Miss Mandee.

Love to you.