PLEASE READ! This ugly picture is just a snap shot of my current reality. When you sit in your home and watch a natural disaster unfold on your TV or news feed, you can’t really imagine what it’s like. I’ve lived on the coast on the panhandle of FL my whole life. I’ve been through a lot of hurricanes. I thought in 2005 when hurricane Denis left my family homeless that that was as bad as it can get... Well I was wrong. Hurricane Michael has left an unfathomable path of destruction. It’s not just the destruction of housing that is awful, it’s the loss of businesses and of income that really hurts. My community in Gulf County exists on tourism. My job is one of many that just doesn’t exist right now, literally! While we struggle to clean up the wreckage, we all contemplate where the next paycheck will come from.
BUT I’ve had more hugs from strangers that I don’t know and more life sustaining food and water handed to me in the past days than you can imagine. For every bad story I hear of looting and violence, I hear 10 of kindness and compassion. We are devastated here, have no doubt. But we are an example of why humans thrive! We care, we cry, we help each other, we laugh even when we’ve lost everything. I’ve heard people say they’ve lost faith in humanity... once... I might have been one of them. But after this 🤗 😍😌 I know that we are as a whole, good! And filled with love!
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