I’ve lived in Florida pretty much my whole life and have been through many hurricanes. I have to say this hurricane has taken the greatest toll on my body emotionally, physically, and mentally. I have a feeling it has to do with being a wife and a momma.
Preparing for Irma
We found out school was closing the Friday before the hurricane and because the school I teach at is listed as a shelter we had to pack up our rooms as if it was summer break. Everything was put in closets, packed away and locked.
I spent that week gathering supplies and preparing for the hurricane. We knew our power would go out but we weren’t sure for how long so the night before hurricane Irma we had a steak dinner.
As a wife and a mom I was so scared. This storm really rattled my nerves. I just feared for my family. Homes and material things can be fixed or replaced but family can’t. I was really worried about tornadoes. We’ve never been through a tornado before and it just felt like at any moment one was going to come barreling through.
Post Hurricane Irma
Thankfully, my amazing husband turned on our power on day two. The first day without power we stayed at my brother’s house. We truly are so very lucky and so blessed that we are safe and had our power restored so quickly. I know many who still don’t have power but I promise you those men are working so very hard to get power restored to everyone!
We are continuing to pray for everyone that has been effected by hurricane Irma and hurricane Harvey and those working hard to get our city back to normal. We’re also praying that hurricane Maria STAYS AWAY!