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    Our aim is to document the family relationships and moments that have created the bond you are celebrating. We have both come from strong family lines of tradition and heritage, this has formed a keen awareness in us to capture your day in a way in which we would document our own family.

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    Chris and Katie

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!

Day Five – Reflections

Today we had a few other family portraits in Galveston, Texas, to wrap up the portraits for those in the Galveston area. Then we headed up back up to San Leon, Texas to wrap up a few more families there as well. (By the way, the new slogan for the town is, ‘A small drinking community with a large fishing problem’) While there we took time to listen to the stories of the devastation that these people faced.

Below is one of the family, June and David, before doing Thuy’s. They completely lost everything. Right now they live in a FEMA trailer right in front of their home. They have faced much adversity since the hurricane. Like simply trying to find a roofer. David shared with me, how they paid a roofer a rather large deposit on the job for supplies and the person is no where to be found. We were honored to be a part of their lives this day. I love photographs of generational gaps, depicting the years of family, counting the age like rings on a tree.

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We took a few moments, after that, and did Thuy’s family portraits while there. After we finished up we decided to interview her and her experience with the hurricane. Also, we wanted to find out what she thought about what we were doing. It was nothing but positive response from her. She was so candid and open about what she took in during that time. We will have that interview for you soon. So check back here for it and more!

On a side note, she took the week off this week because she wanted to be home for here children’s spring break. Then she met us and the Original Event crews earlier this week. When she heard that they were here to rebuild homes and Katie and I were here to do family photographs, she hopped on board with us all week to help organize families in need in the area. So she took time, that she set aside for her family this week, to help other families.

I am looking forward to heading home but really wish I had more time here. Another week or two, I feel would suffice for such a task as documenting families’ live and the stories they could tell. I truly wished we had more time with all the families. To really get to know and spend time with.

Dawn Davis - March 20, 2009 - 8:55 am

I can’t imagine life after a hurricane. It’s devastating what happens to people’s lives. What you are doing with Recapture is honorable… simply amazing. I love that you take your God given talents and use that to let God work through you to serve others. I’m in awe of you both! xoxoxox ~ Dawn

Day Four – San Leon

Now we made a trip to the west side of Galveston Bay. This trip lead us to a small fishing community called San Leon. The bulk of the people there fish for a living. Living on a bay their primary catch are shrimp, crab or mussels. Their livelihood is based on the boats that they own and the creatures in the sea. When one storm comes in, it changes everything.

We met a wonderful Vietnamese women name Thuy (pronounced Twee), who showed us some families in the area that could benefit from Recapture. She shared story after story from what she, and others experianced in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. At one point we found ourselves at this canal that juts in from the bay that the fishermen would bring their boats in from the sea to refuel and restock. Thuy was telling us that they many of the fishermen thought that this spot would be the safest place to leave their boats. The canel is now a place where boats rest. They rest on top of each other and partially underwater. Some abandoned by their owners, others just their because the owners have no way of getting them out yet. Some boats look as if they were just carefully stacked in a pile from the water leading back up to the land. As Thuy and I walked around the canal and talked about her experience she started to tell me that “Others try to put this behind them and the emotions come rushing back after pushing so much.” Then she told me that she just hopes it does not happen again, with tears coming down her face.

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Bob Moscatello - March 25, 2009 - 2:05 pm

Hi, I am a co-worker and friend of Thuy Huynh from San Leon.
I have read the posts and have looked at the pictures of what you have seen. I hope a simple Thank You will suffice for all you do. The time we all spent here living thru the Hurricane was terrible, and I must tell you how so excitedly happy everyone was when we had finally heard that Thuy and Her family were ok. My Church, I am Roman Catholic, has done work down in Galveston also, one of our Deacons went and held an outdoor Mass so everyone may attend. My Daughter, who is in a Band, held several benefit shows around the city of Houston, and drove to Galveston, and gave the proceeds to them. It is terrible when such a tragedy stikes on such a massive scale, but to see the people amass in unity to reconstructe things as they were, is what Our Lord has taught us. So many times has an episode such as the Hurricanes which struck our area, have passed, do folks get together in harmony for a cause which is just, and good. So, I hope I did not ramble on too much, but I just wanted to say Hello, and say Thank You for helping Thuy, and Her Family. May the Lord Bless You, and Shield you while performing your tasks. Thank You. Bob

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