Thinking of New Orleans
All eyes are on the city of New Orleans today, as residents brace for the arrival of Isaac – currently a Tropical Storm, though it is expected to turn into a Hurricane shortly. Today also marks the eve of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – the event that rocked the city and changed it forever.
Those who know me personally know that I love New Orleans. It is my favorite place to visit – and a little piece of my heart remains there. The people, the beauty, the culture – it all draws me in and leaves me ready to go back the moment I leave.
When hurricane season arrives each year, I think about those in the Gulf Coast, and hope that Mother Nature takes it easy on them. They have been though enough.
Today I will be thinking of the people of New Orleans – and all of those who are in the path of Isaac – praying for your safety. (President Obama just declared a State of Emergency in Louisiana.)
I will also be thinking of those whose lives were forever changed by Hurricane Katrina.
Stay safe NOLA.