Tomorrow will be one year since Hurricane Ike ripped through our small town turning every one’s lives upside down. It’s amazing how the residents of Bridge City came together and persevered during such a hard time. I think it speaks volumes and Bridge City has come back better than ever! What a year! I felt emotions I never knew I could feel. But I truly believe I am a better and stronger person having gone through it. Our house is bigger and better than it was before, something we really did need after having a third child. But the best and most important thing that came out of it for me was I learned to completely put my faith and trust in God. Before it was just words to me. When the storm hit I had no choice than to lean on Him. It was that faith that carried me through it. Losing our possessions was hard because you work so hard to obtain these things. But obtaining a strong relationship with the Lord is much more fulfilling than possessions could ever give you.
Tomorrow Bridge City will be holding a special “We Remember” ceremony. I think it’s great for our town to be able to celebrate the fact that we survived, we made it though. I still get emotional at times when I think about it, not so much losing everything, but everything we went through to get to where we are today. We won’t be attending but I know it will be an amazing and emotional event. Instead we will be at home watching the Cowboys’ season opener. I mean, you have to have priorities, right? Just kidding!