Sunday, August 7, 2011

Time marches on...

It's been more than 100 days since April 27. That's hard to believe. I hope you all will indulge me. I don't mean to return so often to tornado topics. But I shot a picture of this view on my way to Starbucks the other morning. The sky is fluffy. The grass is a beautiful green. But it's wrong.

The beautiful grass covers up what is broken. This was one of the hardest hit areas, close to a main street. The grass is green because the destruction of homes (you're looking at what was basically a rental neighborhood) was so bad, they just had to raze it all. A few structures are still left near the road.

It's odd to see the rebuilding and the growth next to destruction that still hasn't been touched. You can tell where insurance battles and indecision rage easily.

It's easy to forget as things slowly begin to look more normal. But I know there is still so much to be done. I'm anxious for our sweet city to continue to heal, to rebuild and to grow. Football season will certainly bring more eyes to see what is needed and hands to help.

Thanks for reading lovely. Sometimes you just feel better when you write it out.

Mrs. Jones


  1. Big hugs, girl!! Your city will be just as beautiful, if not moreso, as it was before.

  2. Thinking of you and your city :(

  3. 100 days is a big step to get through. I can't imagine how tough it must be to drive through your city and see that destruction on a daily basis.