first, congrats to my friends Katie and Bret! They are having a...girl!
they will be awesome parents,
and i'm sure they'll raise their little chica to be as big of a cyclone fan as they are.
it's only right -
especially in hawkeye land.
second, my home town is under water, shut down, and...stranded.
9 inches of rain today alone - maybe more.
i know it's nothing different than what people just a few miles away from here went through, both in Colfax and up in Ames. this definitely hits home, though, both figuratively and literally.
i know what floods, where it floods, and how it floods in my home town. it's just hard - really, really hard - to see people who i've known since i was born have their houses flooded. even though it's much farther away, somehow it's a lot more intense for me. the floods are worse than i've ever seen in my 27 years, and that's saying a lot considering the town has rivers flowing on almost all four sides of it (N-S-E-&-W).
so here's to praying to God that He
1. continues a very healthy pregnancy for Katie and her little bambina,
2. delivers my hometown from this flood. a divine ark wouldn't be such a bad idea, really.