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Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Voice From Katrina

On September 23, I posted the following letters from children in Canada to the victims of Katrina.
My intention in posting the letters was to reach those to whom they were intended...those who were and still are victims of Hurricane Katrina. I feel that, until they are read, I have failed the children that wrote them as well as those who they were written to.
A few days ago I received this reply to the post:

It is 2 a.m. in the house I am currently staying in. I have not had a house of my own since Katrina came and took it all away. I did a google search for Hurricane Katrina Canada, because I have applied for residency there and I am looking for some way to make it happen faster. I have spent my 6 months per year that I am allowed to be there in Ontario both years. When I tell people that I want to go home these days, it is Ontario that I am talking about. Now when people ask me why, I will show them this site. Thank you for posting this. Tonight I feel like it was just for me.

When I read this reply, a peace settled over me. I finally knew that at least some of the letters had reached someone that they were intended for. They reached this person when he/she really needed the encouragement. Two years after the hurricane, many of the victims feel forgotten. We like to think that everyone has found his/her way home or settled in a new home, but it isn't so. There are still those searching for a place to call home and longing for someone to encourage care. I'm glad that, through these precious letters, I was able to be that person and to help the children who wrote them to be that person.
Whoever you are, thank you for the note. I pray that there will be many others like you who will read them and be encouraged!


Blogger Rhonda said...

How wonderful! I know your heart must have jumped for joy! I remember reading all of those letters from those children. It was so great hearing this news.

11:51 AM  
Blogger My Wonderful Men... said...

That is great about your letters posted! I don't think these people will ever be forgot, they went though something so terrible.

We employed a guy who was displaced from the hurricane. He is still with us and his family is here with him. I believe they plan to stay here and make this their home.

1:02 PM  
Blogger carrie & troy keiser said...

That is cool, I hope find your post!

4:06 PM  
Blogger carrie & troy keiser said...

more (missing word... that is what happens when you have helping fingers)

4:12 PM  

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