|We boarded up the hurricane shutters, but did not need them.|
They sky grew dark, and than the wind hit, no rain, just wind. I thought for sure we were going to lose power, we all took our showers early to make sure we had hot water, and lights. We slept our last night in a cool and comfortable environment, at about 7:30 am it was gone. The only good think about Isaac was he brought some relief from the heat and humidity.
|The water has never come this close before.|
We knew that by this time Isaac had cleared out, leaving behind a mess of branches, twigs, downed trees, and for some plenty of water. I feel blessed that the Lord lead us to a place where we do not experience the flooding that other areas of Louisiana do. However, Lake Pontchartrain also decided that this was a good time to stop by for a visit. While our yard always becomes a miniature lake, in the back by the stream, this time it was more, and the fish would jump out once in a while to greet us.
|Our neighbors house up the road.|
Later that night I sat reflecting on the places I have lived and the different conditions I had faced. I would have to say that my mom was right about Chicago, no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no earthquakes, just snow storm as kids we were thankful for. It meant no school, and tons of snow for us to indulge in. West Tennessee we faced tornadoes, which God made sure never hit us, even though they touched down all around us. Now Isaac was held at bay by God Almighty only allowing some slight discomfort, wind, and rain.
I pray for those who have water in their homes, and no power still. We were truly blessed, some were still without power while we had ours. Please pray for those who are worse off than us.