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How to Give Thanks in a World Gone Mad

The headlines in the past several months have been shocking to me. Thousand-year floods. Category 6 (if it existed) hurricanes. Natural devastation. Island communities now uninhabitable. Mass murders vying for the unfortunate title of “deadliest in modern day history” in their respective geographic areas. Whole families gone, whether by the forces of nature or the […]

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Is Your Family Prepared for an Emergency?

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? With the peak of hurricane season upon us, there is no better time to make sure you and your family are prepared for an emergency. There are countless scenarios that can disrupt the utilities and resources that we rely on daily. Power outages, water main breaks, and […]

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Six Months After the Flood :: A Survivor’s Tale

Wrapped in a blanket in the pitch black night, listening with trepidation to the torrent of never-ending rain crashing on the tin roof, as the creek swells close by… Looking out the back picture window and the fear striking like an icy punch to the gut at the first glimpse of the swift and deadly […]

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A Flood of Love for my Daughter

I struggled with what to say to my daughter after the flooding in Columbia. She was nine months old when Hurricane Sandy ravaged Lindenhurst, NY, where we lived and were left without power for three weeks or clean water at our home. We stayed at my parents house then, because without power, we had no heat […]

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Why I’m Grateful My Son Has Witnessed Natural Disaster Firsthand

Being a young couple that has made a habit of relocating around the country for assignments, my husband and I knew that we would adapt well to a coastal flip. This move was going to be different though. We had cross country travel down to a science with our caravanning canines, but this 3,000 mile transition included […]

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How Can I Help?

My Facebook feed has been full of pictures that really just break my heart. Yes, a tragedy is happening in Columbia and much of South Carolina. So many have lost everything — homes, possessions and worst of all, loved ones. Yet through all the destruction, my neighborhood was barely impacted. It feels … strange. Just a […]

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How to Discuss a Natural Disaster with Children

I’ve never experienced a natural disaster until this past weekend. Hurricane Joaquin and other storms brought torrential downpours to the southeastern United States. It rained in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 12 days straight, causing massive floods and devastation to our area. I’ve always felt safe here. I live a little over 100 miles from the ocean, it rains enough that […]

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Forget the Big Picture

Not really, but just for a few minutes. Do not focus on the utter devastation of the floods, the submerged cars, the crumbling buildings, the roads destroyed, an entire neighborhood underwater. It’s hard, with the images being broadcast across the news and social media (and rightly so). I don’t think any of us touched in […]

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After the Floods

I have never had a hometown. I grew up as an Air Force brat, never staying more than four years in one place as my dad followed Uncle Sam around the country. Always the shy one, I got good at meeting people and making friends quickly, because I had to. I went to four different […]

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