Today, my heart is so heavy. Last night, the amazing historic Ellicott City was flooded and experienced extensive damage. I mean, unbelievable damage. A quick search online will show it. I am filled with many emotions about this for many reasons. We live just under 2 miles away. It is crazy something like this happened so close. I took a walk around our apartment complex this morning and there was some minor evidence of flooding last night but mostly just displaced garbage and grass against cars. As I started this post, I tried to find photos I’d taken in my many visits there….I had none. Not even plates of food. I may have some buried and not tagged well on this blog but it was still a sad thing. I’ve had coffee at several places, had drinks and tacos. So many memories. It also brought up memories of our very near death experience in the Gunpowder River. I’ve watched videos, looked at pictures and just wept.
As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed as well, I was struck by all of the other tragedies people are experiencing. Some far away, some as close as two miles away. It reminded me how many hurt and broken people there are and reminded me to be kind when someone has an attitude with me. When someone doesn’t return your smile or your wave, just remember, you have no idea what they’re going through.