Home Sweet Home

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Sometimes I think how grateful I am. I am grateful for the wife that I have, and the privilege we have to work together, living out our gifts of our creativity. I am also grateful for having a home and a bed to lay my weary head at night. Then I remember the stories and the people that we saw while in southeast Texas this past week. A little overwhelming….

Over the next few weeks we are going to be reflecting on the moments and the photographs taken while there. From Galveston Bay, to Trinity Bay. To the island of Galveston to San Leon and Oak Island. From Thuy’s family to the Beach family and everyone in between have a face and a name, and a story to tell. They are each people, important people. They might have been stripped away with every personal effects and that is now left in a pile on the side of the road, but they still have their identity, dignity and hope. That pile on the side of the road, that was pulled from the house is more than just trash, its there personal life. Those items were previous Christmas gifts, a drawing for dad for Father’s Day, furniture that took months to save up for, and even photographs that took a lifetime to collect. Even, at one time, there was a person who climbed these stairs to the deck of their home which stood on these stilts. Now all that is left are the skeletal remains of the home once lived in for safety and security and comfort.

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Jeff Shinabarger - March 30, 2009 - 10:36 am

The photo of the steps really captured the reality of the storm. That photo was brilliant. Thanks for joining in this week!

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