As we all know, last week Hurricane Sandy swept through the eastern coast of the US with her fury, and left many homeless, and without a hope in the world.
Without power for days, and with winter approaching, it was a dire situation.
My heartfelt prayers went out to those who were hardest hit.
I had just spent my holidays there, and it was somewhat hard for me to imagine the famous skyline in the dark.
It is now a week later since Sandy released her wrath on New York and its surrounding areas, and things are slowly crawling back to normal.
My family of friends in New Jersey, and New York City were not seriously affected, and for that I am truly thankful.
Now, the power is back on, the subway is back up and running, stores and schools are reopening, and flights are back on schedule. Gas is being rationed for the while, but this is understandable.
Yet today, is one of the biggest days in their lives. Election Day, where many will cast their votes to elect (or retain) a president. Somewhat hard to be concentrating on voting when you have lost everything, but a necessary duty.
My prayers are with them all, as they confront their struggles head-on, determined not to give up......after all, New Yorkers have got the mettle of twenty thousand oxen, and they WILL survive and rise above all their current hardships.
In the immortal words of my dear Jean Luc Picard , "Make it so!"
As a note, I have just realised that this is my 100th post....time sure does go by quickly when you are having fun....Love to all my blogfriends who have stuck with me thus far...thanks.