I am currently writing this message to whomever might be intrigued by a fool who is riding out Hurricane Irma from his own house. Circumstances (work, pets) and stubborn pride are the reason I am in my little fort ready to fight Mama’ natures big beast. I am not alone, however, as I have neighbors all along my road riding it out too.
First, we need your prayers.
Second, we might need your support after the storm.
Truthfully, we are a people with a mix of faith and doubt, courage and fear. We hate the storm, but we love SW Florida. We love God’s Created beauty in Florida, but fear the devastating power of Mama Nature when she is agitated. We are just people in the mix of a natural disaster.
Hopefully these words won’t be my final goodbye. Hopefully this will be a memory with some spiritual worth for the future. But prior to ‘the eye of the storm’s’ approach I would like to say I love you to my family and friends.
God bless and protect SW Florida. Have mercy on us! May this storm, and the storm in Houston wake Americans up the fragility of life and the necessary power of unity.