October 5 | 10pm

by Oct 5, 2022Hurricane Ian

Here was a sweet message my friend Krystal Westbrook Minor wrote on my Facebook wall:

I just can’t express my gratitude for these kids – so many hands working –  doing such HARD things.  

Thankful for the adults coming along side them teaching and encouraging them.  

Thankful to being able to see the younger ones playing in the yard- knowing that little sense of normalcy is so very important for their own processing and healing.  

Thankful for my sweet friends Ellen Fleming and John Fleming for allowing us to come along side them and help hold some of this for them – emotionally, physically and spiritually.  

There is still a long road ahead for so many friends I know and even more I will never even meet, but my prayer tonight is that communities everywhere will come together and be the hands and hearts capable to walk along side them through all of it. 



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