Friday Five Currently | Week 11
Currently . . .
Waiting | Hurricane Florence cause quite the stir and a bit of confusion in the Carolinas with all the last minute shifting back and forth. Thankfully, she’s been downgraded to a tropical storm. Still some areas have already flooded and lots are getting wind damage. Thousands are without power and so many people have had to leave their homes. There have even been a few casualities.
Right now in my area, we’re just getting wind and some drizzle. I’m going to be waiting up most of the night to see if things pick up. Our area does have a flash flood warning. So, I don’t want to wake up to any surprises. Plus, the wind has been gradually getting stronger and stronger.
Worrying | While we’re talking about Flo, my mom got admitted into the hospital again today. This is her second hospital stay in less than 2 months. I’m so worried and frustrated that I can’t be with her because of this storm. My hometown is close to the coast.
So they’ve been getting the really strong wind and some rain. Thankfully, my brother is down there with her and is handling everything. He had to avoid a lot of downed trees and power lines to get her to the hospital. Also, some of the people’s roofs and siding were being ripped off by the wind.
All the power is off at my mom’s, but thankfully my sister’s apartment still had power. Y’all, I feel so helpless. I wish I had a fancy jet to whisk us some place safe. I wish had the ability to heal my mom. I wish I had an unlimited supply of money to pay her hospital bills, but I don’t have any of that. And it sucks. And it hurts.
Pray for us please!
Anyways, my little guy lost a tooth last weekend. Of course, I didn’t have any cash on me, but I did have a gift card to Walmart. No worries because it’s Big Sister to the rescue. Y’all, she wrote him a note from the tooth fairy saying how she had run out of dollars and had left him the Walmart gift card instead.
How sweet is that?!! I love that she cared enough about him continuing to believe in the tooth fairy that she did that for him. I admire how she saw me in a tough position and came up with the perfect solution to help me out. I am so blessed, humbled, and awed by her nurturing and generous nature.
They wrapped their little arms around me and held me as I felt what I was feeling and released it. The whole time they kept reminding me that I was going to be okay and they loved me. Today is a new day and I’m trying to tap into that positivity and optimism that they have.
I’m clinging to the feelings of unconditional love and safety that I felt being hugged and comforted by them yesterday. Again I am blessed and I don’t even know what I’ve done with and in my life to have deserved such amazing kids.
Well, that’s it. I’m hoping and praying for lots of rainbows, happiness, and miracles! Please be safe if you’re in Flo’s path. Have a great weekend y’all. And if you haven’t already, check out my TBB Asks Cozy Q&A.