So, it's been about two weeks since the Hurricane that changed everything. The day my husband called me and told me that he was safe, but we lost everything. I've been through all the emotions, from sadness to anger and everything in between. But, if there is one thing that I have learned over the last three weeks, it's that people are genuinely amazing.
The most recent example is the amazing Sunday that I just had. Toni On New York's Toni Senecal visited my new digs. I told her that there wasn't much to see. A couple of air mattresses and a lot of gifts, thanks to Ashley's amazing idea for a registry for my family. All of you that sent us gifts are our angels. We are forever grateful and individual thank yous will be on their way as soon as we get settled.
So, Toni and Tracey came to see us with a crew of friends.
After they looked over the new digs we headed to Kissam Avenue to see the foundation of the house and my car that is now a paperweight. We showed them the devastation on our street for us and all of our neighbors. We also showed them some of the amazing volunteers that have been giving their time and energy and some of the surrounding areas which was also completely devastated.
Afterward, in a sullen mood, we headed back to the new place. That was until we pulled up to our temp place and about 25 smiling friends and family members were in front of the house. We proceeded to walk into a completely new apartment. Instead of a floor, we had a couch and loveseat. The bedrooms had actual beds and their was a television and a new laptop. Then, if that wasn't enough for me to renew my faith in humanity, Toni told me that Chevy Tri-State is letting her loan me her Chevy Traverse until we get settled in.
I have been humbled. I do not have the words to begin to thank Toni for everything, Chevy Tri-State for the loaner car, iluvkids.com for the bunk beds, us of a for the furniture, Ashley for the amazing registry, New Balance and Theodora for the sneakers and gear, Abby for collected donations and RUNNING CLOTHES, Jess for delivering them, and all of the bloggers, friends and family who have been so generous and loving to me and my family. We are trying to find a new normal and thanks to ALL of you we are on our way. Everyday is a struggle but I know it's Tuesday and I brushed my teeth, so I'm doing better than yesterday.