In the Silent Aftermath

October 10,2018 changed us forever. Surrounded by destruction, it was hard to imagine coming back from this. But at heart, the people of the Florida Panhandle are strong. They are the heroes in this story. The ones who inspire hope and wield inexhaustible strength. This is their story. Told in their own words. In their [...]

Boarded Up But Open

Boarded Up But Open

Today I came across this video by Ruby Tilghman . It's been over a month since Hurricane Michael ravaged our area. Day to day, the progress is hard to see. This video reminded me that we have moved forward. That progress continues to be made. If you look hard enough, it's there. Thank God. It [...]

Hurricane Michael: Before and After

Like so many, Hurricane Michael has altered our lives in ways we are just beginning to discover. John snapped this picture of our house back in September and then the one below it a few days after Michael blew through. (My new car is under the carport). At first, the devastation was overwhelming, but having [...]

Let There Be Light

Driving around the devastated Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael tore through the area, it's easy to get caught up in the destruction and loss. I snapped a picture this past Saturday that resonated hope rather than despair. The afternoon sun shining down on workers restoring power was prolific. Linemen from all over the country are [...]

Nothing is the Same

It's been eleven days since Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle. Although clean-up is ongoing, nothing looks the same. Everyone in the region is learning to accept this new normal that has suddenly become our lives. My neighbor, Sharon shot these images of our street before and after the storm. A vivid reminder of [...]

The Eye of the Storm

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, our lives and homes were forever altered. Hurricane Michael blew through the Panhandle region of Florida and left a path of immense destruction in his wake. Nothing would ever be the same. Though we'd prepared, on the morning of October 10, at 4:30 am, John and I decided staying in [...]