It’s Over!


Office View HoustonThe rain has stopped and this morning Houstonians woke to a clear sky for the first time in several days.  Some, however, also woke to the reality of loss.  I can’t imagine how that  feels.   What I do know is that people in this fourth largest US city will come together.  Neighbors will help neighbors and strangers will open their hearts and offer helping hands to those in need because  Houston’s heart is as big as all of Texas.

Among many, some of the city’s professional athletes have come forward with their money and energy to begin the business of restoration.  Houston Texan JJ Watt first gave his own dollars and then proceeded to raise more than $6 million.  He hasn’t quit as he is aware that much more will be needed to return Houston and its displaced residents to pre flood condition.

These last days have been hard for the hubby and me as we sit some 2,000 miles away worrying about family and friends.  Not all were unscathed, but we and our family are blessed to have experienced no damage.  I am deeply grateful to all of you who have reached out inquiring about our situation and expressing your concern for Houston.  

It will take a while, but all will be well in time.  I hope the same is true for the other areas where Harvey has caused such havoc.

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25 thoughts on “It’s Over!

  1. So happy the rain is gone and people can start repairing. I am thankful your home was not damaged and can’t imagine your anxiety so far away. Great news.
    My heart goes out to all that have suffered such devastating loss. Prayers continued. It will be a long long road. I applaud all those raising money and helping.

    1. I hope your husband’s relatives are OK. At their age, it is difficult to cope with the unexpected.

  2. So hard to imagine the shock and despair over all that has happened. Good to hear that your place is safe. Prayers continue.

    1. Thank you, Ellen. Prayers can’t hurt.

  3. I’m so happy to hear that your home was not damaged. I too have been worried about friends and family in Texas…I’m so glad the rain has stopped.

    1. I hope those about whom you’ve been concerned are OK.

      1. Thank goodness, yes.

  4. Thankful to hear your news.

  5. So glad to hear your family didn’t have any damage. The sheer amount of rainfall and water boggles the mind, not to mention the clean up that will be required. It warms my heart to see the positive coverage with rescuers, volunteers and neighbors helping one another.

    1. Thank you, Mary. I am sad to hear about friends’ losses but heartened to hear how others are helping out realizing how fortunate they are.

  6. Oh such great news for you…I heart bleeds for those who have lost their homes and are displaced. It is going to be some rough years ahead but as you say, Houstonians/Texans are resilient,caring and proud. I have always loved it when I visited Texas…Texans are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Texas.

    1. Every report I get is worse. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose everything.

  7. So thankful that you and Holly had no damage!!! Sending lots of prayers for those that did; I simply cannot imagine how an area that large will deal with all the logistics. Thanks for the update.

    1. It is going to take a long time to recover.

  8. Sending my thoughts your way Lulu. I can’t even begin to imagine those who have lost everything. I have seen the photos and video coverage and the flooding looks horrific. It is hard to imagine how people are going forward. Thanks for the update.

    1. Though I’m not there, everything I’m hearing indicates it’s as bad as what we’ve seen. It’s tragic.

      1. Yes it really is Lulu. So much tragedy in the world.

  9. Linda, I am so thankful that you had no damage. This has been so heartbreaking to watch the devastation, but it is heartwarming to see people helping each other! We continue to pray!

    1. Thank you. People I know who suffered no loss are incredibly grateful and are doing everything they can to help others. Funny how tragedy brings people together.

  10. I know you have been worried sick…we are in the remnants yesterday and today, with the house is shaking from the thunder and pounding rain. But we are safe and dry, and it will be over in a few more hours. I can’t imagine what those poor people have been going through. I’m so glad you haven’t had damage, the Texas spirit is amazing!

    1. It’s amazing how far reaching Harvey has been.You are right about the Texas spirit.

  11. I’m so glad your home isn’t damaged. It must have been hard to control your anxiety from so far away. Yes, Houston will rebound. It’s a strong city! It will take time and support, but that’s what true Americans do – support and help one another. Houstonians and all who are jumping in to help have shown that wonderful example to the world once again. Many prayers have been answered as we continue in prayer for more needs. Thanks for the update and good news! 🙂

    1. Sweet Kim, you know what makes me sad? That it takes tragedy to bring people together.

  12. I’ve been watching for a post from you and praying you did not have deal with loss. It’s so incredibly sad to see pictures and I wonder how many people really understand the amount of loss and damage some of these people have experienced. Praying for all of Houston.

    1. Sweet Tina, thank you. As I hear more from friends and neighbors, I am overwhelmed by their reports.

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