Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

A white-tailed deer fawn not far from Jesse Jones Nature Park in Harris County, Texas
Copyright (c) 2006 Wendee Holtcamp

I suspect God is big enough not to be terribly bothered if we damn Him now and then. What really infuriates Him, however, is to be used. - Scott Peck, The Different Drum.

I love the look of vulnerability in the fawn's eyes. Just total helplessness, really. What sweetness and beauty lies in that vulnerability. In our weakness, I believe, we are made beautiful and in our surrender we are made strong.

Just in case anyone's wondering besides those who have already contacted me, yes I'm staying put in Houston. They actually told us residents who are not right along the coast to stay put to avoid the gridlock of Hurricane Rita, which I did get stuck in and that was terrifying! I have a brick house, I am going to be just fine. I just hope that I don't get any trees through my windows. We have lots of food and water, and have brought all the patio furniture in, etc. Me and the kids are just hanging out. I'm trying to continue work on my book until we lose power, maybe sometime tonight. We're wondering what to do with the basketball goal.... I think it's a bit too big to go flying through a window, and it's not near a window... so, methinks we should just leave it where it is. I hope that I do not live to regret this decision. Same goes for the gas grill. Hmmm.

I'll update on the blog so everyone knows I'm ok, in case anyone cares, or wonders :) I'm not worried! Maybe I should be?

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Praying for you guys. Funny to me how people here are killing eachother over a full tank of gas and there are people in the country who are worried about having power and a house when this is all over.