Monday, February 18, 2013

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

J and I spent the weekend in Hattiesburg, MS cleaning up tornado damage.
It was hard to believe that a storm could do this much damage to a community.
There were trees down. Houses, churches, and neighborhoods destroyed.
I didn't mind all the hard work because I knew that in some way I was helping.
Helping to restore some sense of normal to my fellow brothers and sisters lifes.

I was the only girl in the group...and that came with a lot of challenges.
I have never considered myself "one of the guys."
All of that a side, I had a rewarding weekend filled with helping.
I also got a really good rib recipe from one of the locals.

I found a lot of love in unexpected places.

I also got to spend a lot of time with J.
I think service bonds a couple closer.

The entire time we were working I kept singing "Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad or made someone feel glad? If not I have
failed indeed."
For this weekend, I was happy that I could answer YES.

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