The 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.