The Aftermath – In Black and White

I thought I’d do one more post with pictures of the water in black and white before I let it all go and move on.  Black and white photos have a timelessness about them, an aura that transcends the generations.

My family tells me that the dam washed out in 1944 too.  These black and whites remind me of earlier times.  Somehow, in my mind, they link me to generations past who have weathered the storms of life working side by side together in an effort to save their homes and, in many cases, their very lives just like we have done this week.

Acts of nature like this one draw us closer and unite us with the same bond that has linked the generations before us, a bond that defies time and and space and identifies us with all of humanity.

My husband and the baby

Working to secure the dam from collapsing to prevent further damage below us.

my cousin's house

Our neighbor's fence gave way under the force of the rushing waters.

My Dad. He and my mother grew up on this lake across the street from each other.


the long road

To see more pictures of our experience with Hurricane Irene, click here, here, and here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings All!

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  1. Stephanie Farrell says:

    You write so beautifully, Diane. I have been enjoying your posts for some time and just wanted to encourage you to keep sharing your thoughts and chronicling your life. Write that book!

    And I am glad you are on this homeschooling adventure again with me. For sad kids, remind them that change…any change…is hard. Remind them about WHY you are homeschooling, what your goals for them are, encourage them to set their own goals for this year, help them to remember that the grass isn’t always greener (there were good things about going to school and some not so good…as is true of homeschooling). God just wants them to follow him wherever they are. Am praying for you and your family.

    • Diane says:

      Thanks, Stephanie, for your kind words and encouragement!

      And thanks for sharing your wisdom too. I needed to hear that tonight! I’ll greet the kids with renewed focus tomorrow!!

      You are a blessing!

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