The past few days have been absolutely devastating for Houstonians and our beautiful city. There are so many homes completely flooded, or damaged due to all the tornadoes, and sadly there doesn’t seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel just yet. The rain hasn’t stopped.
My heart breaks for my city, for the people of Houston, and for all my friends and family – so many of you have lost so much, including loved ones. I know it doesn’t seem like we will make it through, but we will – we are Texas strong. Even though this experience has been incredibly devastating (and continues to be this way), seeing everyone come together is absolutely inspiring.
Our community has stepped up and showed up to help those in need. Houston, you are strong, gracious, humble, and help when it is needed. I have heard and read so many incredible stories regarding our community during this time of need.
For my friends who have reached out to me – fortunately, my family and I are safe. We are currently tucked away with my in laws (even though the rain and winds are still crazy over here in Cypress), but our home is in the Meyerland/Bellaire area. As of right now, our home is okay, but we have no way to get home because everything is literally underwater (including the front of our neighborhood).
As of right now, we don’t think we have water, but there is a BIG chance that we may.
My heart breaks for the people who are still stranded and waiting to be taken to a dry area. I wish there was something that I could do. I feel so helpless. I’m so eager to help my neighbors and community who need the help. I wish I could wrap my arms around everyone. Our city is so resilient, so strong, and so hopeful. What an inspiring and breathtaking thing to witness.
Please, please, please keep Texas in your thoughts and prayers (or whatever you believe in). Please ask for safety, comfort, and for Hurricane Harvey to chill out. Please be gracious with the fact that so many of us didn’t evacuate. I know that it is hard for people who aren’t from Houston or the surrounding areas to understand why most stayed put. We remember what it was like to evacuate with Hurricane Rita. It was known that some who had a 2-5 hour drive ended up with a 13-30 hour drive. Cars broke down and so many were stranded on the side of the road. There was a report that 107 people died during the evacuation, and it wasn’t even weather related. Please keep your mouths shut from judging and have some compassion and empathy for us – we are human.