rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not
be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you."
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
My heart and prayers go out to the families in West, Texas. My blogging cohort mentioned the lack of help the government decided to lend, but as pathetic and sad that may be, in it brought a unity of Texans in a time of turmoil. I have never lived in a place where help for the smallest troubles was literally a knock away. Every Mature southern belle is willing to take up the roll of "second mom", every Stetson wearing man's wisdom is handed out with love and care. When something this tragic happens, Texas proves, yet again, "We don't need no stinkin' FEMA".
If there is any Texans in the aria of West reading this, I implore you to join the relief, even if in just a small way. Buy some water, send some blankets, hell, fill up your truck with gas and move some shit out of the way. Time is the cheapest and most valuable thing you could donate.
Thoughts, prayers, and blessings to the 200+ injured, the 14 families who lost loved ones, including the 12 volunteer firefighters that lost their lives helping with rescue. That to me is an ultimate sacrifice, these men weren't paid to do this, they had no gain but had everything to lose, and by going in to help the victims of West, they gave it all. Well done guys.
This isn't over, especially for the 200+ hurt or grieving, but with prayer, time, and the help of everybody, we can move forward. Answer questions, lay loved ones to rest, and rebuild homes.
Thank you all who is helping, thank you all for prayers.
God Bless West.