Tuesday, October 24, 2006

waveland, mississippi :: hurricane katrina's ground zero

Our family took a trip over the kids' fall break from school to go to Waveland, MS to volunteer in whatever way we could to help Katrina victims. It was unbelievable the amount of destruction the water and wind did to this beautiful seaside town. It is so heartbreaking to see so many people's lives devastated, so many people depressed over losing everything, and so much to still be done. It was also so rewarding and fulfilling to hear those we helped say time after time, "Thank you so much! You will never know how much this means to me!" It was a very humbling experience and I'm very grateful to have been a part of it along with our family!

These photos were taken one morning when I was able to sneak away to the beach and watch the sun rise over the gulf.