Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Town

Saturday, it looked liked a ghost town around here when I went for my morning run. Except for a few die hard exercisers trying to squeeze in one last workout before Hurricane Irene came to town. I appreciated the calm before the storm. It was a great run. Up to 3 miles, I am:)
Here's a look at the still waters of Round Bay on the Severn.

But the other side of the peninsula was a whole 'nother story. Here's the Magothy.

I made it back just as the first few drops came down. Here's some other hurricane related shots from around town.

The gas and electric convoy trying to restore power. Still out all over town as of right now. Fortunately, our neighborhood has power again. So grateful! We had trucks from many other states here helping.

God bless them, still smiling after 14 hour days.

Next door
Next door to that

This was everywhere

Quite honestly, though, the flooding was minimal, and we were well prepared with supplies. The neighbors really rallied with cookouts, fire pits at night, and all around good cheer. Love that.

So, it's a new day! Off to throw some glitter in the air and run in some glorious sunshine. I've been taking my kids with me on the trail until schools get situated again. It just makes me smile sometimes when I see and experience their pure joy. It causes me to reflect on these beautiful little souls and wonder who am I that I get to be called "Mommy" seven times over. It makes my heart sing when I embrace all it means to have their 7 precious souls entrusted to me on this journey called life. It's a wonderful, wonderful life. Wishing you, too, the most beautiful of days!

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