8/29/11

That time we had to bathe in the pool.

Yesterday we walked along the beach in the Connecticut town where we grew up
and were shocked by the level of devastation - flooded homes, jagged roads, massive ocean walls
crumbled into the sea. 

We waded through water knee-deep, shook clods of dirt and mud off soiled rainboots,
ran into friends and neighbors and asked them how their homes fared.
We were grateful to hear that all had escaped harm in spite of the toll that this hurricane took on beachfront property. 

We went home to bathe in our pool 
lit candles around the family room 
and celebrated my mother's next year of life. 
We're thankful, because we lost only power, internet service and a few tree limbs.
 
Still praying for those less fortunate - hope you're all safely tucked away! 

9 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you guys are ok!! :)

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  2. So glad your family is safe! And how many of us get an opportunity to bathe in a pool?
    Hope the power comes back soon!

    ~Alex
    http://therolexrelease.blogspot.com

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  3. thank goodness your family is all right! thank goodness you can replace things that can easily be replaced. cute photos!

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  4. So glad your family is safe! These pictures are adorable!

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  5. Lovely photos. They brought a smile to my face. I'm glad your family is doing okay.

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  6. I'm sorry to hear about your hometown and the devastation from Irene. Happy to hear your home was okay and your family was safe!

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  7. glad to hear you are ok.
    my family lost electricity here in va, but luckily they didn't have too much damage. alot of my friends are still out of power :(

    it is so sad our these things cause so much devastation.

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  8. glad to hear you are ok.
    my family lost electricity here in va, but luckily they didn't have too much damage. alot of my friends are still out of power :(

    it is so sad our these things cause so much devastation.

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  9. Glad you were safe and sound! And I think it's so funny that you bathed in the pool :) I'm hoping everyone has power back soon...I still have friends without power unfortunately...

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