30 Days of Thankfulness*: Day One

Day One: I’m thankful that we had no damage from Hurricane Sandy; that all of my friends and family were kept safe.

We had a few large branches fall, some hitting the roof creating no visible damage; no flooding in our usually flooded basement; and Mila’s slide fell over.

Other than that, we did lose a cat. I caught a glimpse of Athena running past me while I was outside checking things out on Monday. She was certainly scared, probably cold and wet. I spent 45 minutes wandering around in the hurricane looking for her with no luck. I’ve placed food and milk outside for her, hoping that she’d come back, but I haven’t seen her. Every day, several times a day since, we’ve been looking. My other cat, Apollo, has been moping around the house looking for his sister, while my heart breaks a little more.

Seaside, NJ

I pray for all of those impacted by the destruction – not just at the Jersey Shore – all along the east coast.

The photos are unbelievable. It’s hard to imagine all those places that hold fond memories actually look like this now and that so many people are homeless.

Before and after comparisons of NJ.



*I borrowed this idea from a friend on Facebook.

A Thankful 2011

What am I really thankful for this year?

1. For my healthy, little baby girl and how we got to see 4 generations together this year.

.2. For being invited with open arms into a wonderful family.

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