I would love to know who pissed off mother nature. I am legitimately curious. The United States and the Caribbean Islands have taken a royal beating and it doesn't appear to be done yet.
When I hired my new student worker Tiny, I had no idea that he was from Houston. It wasn't until he was getting calls from family in floods that it really hit home that it was real. Every day we watch the news or see stories about tragedies in our news feed. It is so rare that these stories hit home. I asked Tiny if he took on the job because he wanted to help them. He said no, but he would give every last dollar now to help.
I was floored by that. Sometimes I feel very spoiled. I come home to my beautiful cats, drive a nice car, have a job, and am surrounded by amazing people. I get to watch Netflix every night and diffuse my Young Living oils just like I am a princess.
As word spread that Irma was heading towards the United States, Florida specifically, I immediately had knots in my stomach. I had few friends in Texas, but Florida is different. A few people from high school and a few good friends from book club have all relocated to the sunshine state. When I first heard Irma was a Category 5, part of me laughed and part of me was instantly wanting to talk to Leah and Kaitlin. I knew they were okay because the storm hasn't hit. I wanted to make sure to let them know that they had rotten timing to move to Florida.
It was great to talk to these ladies and here what they were planning. Plans are ever changing, but I am happy to see that they are safe and trying to safe. I couldn't imagine losing any of my friends that I play Cards Against Humanity with.
Saturday and Sunday, Irma will hit Florida in some way and Jose and Katia are following behind. I hope that all of my friends stay safe and I hope everyone in general stays safe. If you have to stay, may God bless you.
I still wonder why we are getting hit by such terrible hurricanes all at once. Harvey and Irma, both abnormally terrible storms, seem to paint a picture of a miserable rest of the season. Sometimes it isn't about the negative, but it is instead about the positivity that follows it.