M: Hi there. What are you doing?
T: Standing in a few inches of water. My entire house is flooded.
M: Oh, no! Are you okay?
T: Yeah, I am just looking around me wondering what I should pick up first. There is water everywhere, up the baseboards and the drywall...literally covering my whole house!
M: Did the water get any of Michael's stuff?
T: Maybe, in the garage.
M: I am so sorry.
T: I was just coming home to write my blog...and I saw water pouring out of my garage! I am so sorry, I can't write the blog for tomorrow!
That is the kind of dedication our writers feel to this community. No one wants to let you down. We each want you to find something waiting for you when you open this page. Sometimes we share a light moment or a success. Other times we share our darkness, questions, or the fear of facing the future without our life partner. If we learn a lesson the hard way, we post that lesson here. For you. Because maybe our writing about our heartaches can lessen yours just the tiniest bit.
Taryn is facing a huge challenge, on her own. You know the kind. The type of emergency where you can imagine yourself standing in the driveway with your partner asking what in the world you should do first. It might be one of those times you later looked back on, and marveled at how you made it through that crazy waterlogged night. But this time there isn't that a particular someone to shovel water with side by side. This time the clean up will take a village, and a strong woman who can get this done. And we will be the witnesses to Taryn's success. Send that energy to Texas with me please. We can be Taryn's village, with just a thought, a prayer, or a kind word.
Because this community sticks together...come hell or high water.