Well, the "G" man Gustav has past us and I'm sitting in my church's shelter working the 6-11 pm shift and feeling very blessed! No damage at my house, slight damage to our office...no air condition, but the weather's great.
While working at the shelter a few nights ago a friend texted me and said that she felt like she was living "We'll Be Fine". She could hear her neighbor's generator humming and had just had shrimp to eat. When I wrote those lines back post Katrina & Rita in 2005, I was thinking that the song would only ever fit that moment in time.
But time has proven me wrong and Gustav has given almost the entire state of Louisiana stories to share with their grandkids and all future generations. And working in this shelter has reminded me how fortunate I am and that no matter what happens, with hope, prayers and love...We'll Be Fine...even if Gustav's cousins Ike & Josephine come to visit.
Because there's a hurricane out in the Gulf
And they swear its gonna be the end of us
They'll bring the wind
And they'll bring the rain
Blow down the houses
Wash the coast away
But we'll be fine
We'll be fine
'Cause life goes on.
And on I go to visit with my Gustav Friends from across Louisiana as they prepare to head back to their homes. God Bless them one and all!