Today's food line was a little harder than the others. Not only were we short volunteers, we had two and needed ten, but the needs was great, the line was long and there were a few very eye opening and unfortunate circumstances.
Today I hit a milestone that a year ago, was not even in my mind for possible consideration.
I was looking forward all week to getting out today into some fall scenery. I was not disappointed.
Sweat was dripping down my face and mixing with the tears that were falling. A few people gave me a strange look and I politely gestured to the TV. They figured out what was going on and they too, stopped for the remainder of the silence.
They kept asking and asking about going to the beach. I kept telling them that this was not the time to go.
Yesterday I finally did something I had been planning to do for over 4 years. I climbed Mt. Timpanogos. We encountered what I will now forever call, Satan's Cliff of Eternal Hell and Damnation.
Then all of a sudden, I saw an American flag vigorously waving in the stiff breeze to my left. I started to walk toward it and then realized it was perched on the very edge of a sheer rock cliff.
In the past few weeks I have been feeling something. Or maybe thinking something. Ok, actually, both. I haven't really been able to figure it out.
Fortunately, while we now see the storm heading rapidly toward us, we do not need to panic because we can handle the winds and rough seas. We can be prepared.
I can't believe this was 5 years ago this summer. I took my children on a vacation through Florida and this happened at a hotel pool. I knew this type of thing happens, I just didn't know it could happen in Florida of all places.