Sept 30 10am

by Sep 29, 2022Family, Hurricane Ian

Updated 9am.

I’m in denial and also grateful for a neighbor’s hug and a cup of warm coffee! 

For a not so huggie person that feels huge!

We can’t leave and biggest prayer is for mold growth and for me/john to stay present emotionally, spiritually and physically! 

I’m super grateful that I recently pulled fall clothes for a trip to the North and so I know we have pants that fit our kids!

The temps dropped and it’s cold outside!!! So many feels this AM!




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