I just have to dedicate a blog to the people that have shown me how blessed I truly am.
As you all know hurricane Michael battered Panama City proper. Usually hurricanes come in to our beach. Not this time it came barreling towards us making landfall in Mexico beach, traveling through town.
This particular one was especially devastating to the area. No one had thought it would get as serious as it did. Long story short, we got spanked, even as prepared as we think we are, we wasn’t.
The level of devastation was uncharted territory for this lovely little town. Homes were leveled, lives were lost and we were all left in a daze. I know I was left feeling like I had went 9 rounds in the ring. On top of being shaken up by the storm I was dealing with horrible cog fog. My left leg went numb and my hands are so weak I can’t open a bottle of water unassisted. My grip is gone and my legs pure shake when walking.
With all of this going on it’s pretty hard to stay positive. I will say that a gal could really get into a funk if not careful. In times like these it helps to have an awesome group of friends. My childhood girlfriend Maria started a gofund me account for me. I was shocked at the response it got. People I hadn’t seen or talked to since my teenage years came through, friends from my MS support group Sofaking sick and tired of MS came through. One of my friends Kirsten did a live feed on my group page singing ” in the eyes of the angel” it was beautiful and touched my heart. My sissy wired me money. My sons friends offered me their homes. The amount of love and support is incredible. The community came together to help each other. I can’t describe how this touched my heart and soul.
Anyone that knows me knows I’m a very proud woman and not one to ask for help, but in this particular circumstance it was nice to have friends and family that didn’t wait for me to ask but jumped in and did. They looked out for me so selflessly. I’m still amazed and in awe at the kindness I’ve been shown.
With that I’ll end this with thank you all for being there for me. I’m honored to have such wonderful people in my corner.
And yes I’m tattered and beat to hell but I still got my cheesy ass smile going. Thanks for bringing a smile to this tired old gals face. It’s appreciated more that I can relay