Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Stolen from Kate


PIGGY BANK AFTER BUYING GAS

Gas Prices ugghhh

Well I spent the hour after I got off work today filling up all my cars with gas. The prices went from 2.55 to 3.08 within one day with warnings of more increases. To the south of me is starting to run out of gas in some areas. It seems this trend will move to the north quickly. My daughter sighed deeply saying our lives will be over without gasoline. (my little drama queen) I had to sit down with her and tell her she needed to look outward instead of inward. I talked to her about the tradegy that was occuring as we speak in New Orleans. I explained to her how our friends have lost their home, employment, everything, and others have paid the ultimate price. She really understood. I am hoping that is a life lesson learned.

Lost in Despair

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sorrow

Deep Sorrow

The pictures from the aftermath of Katrina are beyond heart breaking. I do not have the words to describe the complete sadness and empathy I feel for these people. My heart bleeds for them and the vast loss. I can not seem to turn off the television. I am not a big watcher of the television normally, but it is like an addiction. It really puts my problems into perspective. I just can not believe such devastation. I wonder when all the other countries will come to our aid. When catastrophes happen other places we are the first ones to put our hands in our pockets and help others. When Florida was devastated by four hurricanes last year I never heard of one concert or aid pouring in. Who made us everyone's saviors. I can barely pay my monthly bills but the taxes keep being removed and the aid keeps leaving the states. When was "charity begins at home" lost on the American government?

My prayers are with all those in the affected areas.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Acceptance

I have come to accept the situation before me.

I have been watching Katrina non stop, and praying for all the people in the affected areas. I have a friend in New Orleans, he decided to evacuate his family. I am happy she is starting to weaken a bit, but category 4 is still a huge and massive storm. God Bless all of you.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Contemplation

Mistakes

Well, I am feeling very lost and alone today. So I have turned to this weblog to tell someone how I have made so many mistakes and they all came crashing down yesterday. The entire situation before me has started a snowball that turned into an avalance. Betrayed, devastated, alone, sad, desperate, and in need of one who cares enough to help.