Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Tropical storm Irene produced some choke-inspiring moments but I was completely surprised at how well my family handled them. It all started when we decided to take a vacation upstate, about four hours away IN THE MIDDLE OF A HURRICANE WEEKEND.

Big D adequately convinced me that we would be back in time to grab a seat on our couches at work to enjoy Mother Nature's show. We didn't. Unbeknownst to us, we headed right into the location of Irene's second landfall. We waited all day, listening to television reports and looking at the flood videos online until our hotel's cable went out. We strongly considered spending one more night in our room

The loss of cable was enough to send us packing.

We headed out and took about 8 detours until we made it back to the most resilient city in the world. Its a good thing we did because the friends we left behind at the hotel just reported that they lost power.

Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights." I hope Baby D learns the patience that we exercised today (albeit aided by several almost-expletives) when it really starts to pour.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Thank you for reminding us that life and our character are determined by how we deal with the tough stuff.


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