Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The power of wind is so amazing!
Here are a few of the photos I took of my hometown. I was born, went to school, had my babies and met my husband in Joplin.
I am one of the lucky ones though, as I moved away from Joplin 8 years ago. Only my memories are affected.
Many have lost their homes, their cars, their jobs, and maybe even a loved one. My stepson lost everything, as you saw in the video previously. He is currently moving from house to house, staying with friends, trying not to wear out his welcome until he can find some stability.
They are all different for having went through it. I am different for having seen it.
The very next day, people were back up and out, and working together to fix the situation they found themselves in.
A huge thanx to everyone pouring into the area to lend a hand, or a chainsaw, bottled water or food! Joplin feels very loved right now.
The pictures do not share the magnitude of it. When you see the town in person, if you're familiar with the town, one of the first things you notice, is that you can see so very far, and that everywhere you look is flattened. The area of devastation is so large! It is incomprehensible!