I'm sorry to post yet another thing on the Alberta floods, but really it is foremost in our minds and hearts around here. And I really want a record of it somewhere for my own memory. I will never again watch flood videos from around the world and not be affected. Never will I casually glance at it happening elsewhere. Watching towns and cities around us be devastated has made it real and brought it home. But the thing that makes me cry the most is how people, friends and strangers, came together for each other. Stories like the couple who as soon as they heard that downtown Calgary flooded and the homeless shelter had to move and didn't as yet have a functioning kitchen, ran to the grocery store and made over 50 sandwiches to take to the temporary shelter. And the mom and daughter who resuced baby fawns who got separated from their mother. And the woman who drove from Calgary to Nanton to reunite a woman with her dog when they got separated. And the Hutterite community who immediately started to bring food from their colony to those who were supplying meals. The farmers who drove their tractors and farming machines to rescue those in impossible situations. Those who fed the first line responders. Those first line responders who worked around the clock. And it goes on, and on. It is beautiful to witness the best of people come out in care for total strangers.
Thanks to Heather Rankin who made this touching video I found on YouTube. Made me cry!
Praying for all those who are still not in their homes and those allowed home but are now digging out and those who will never get their homes back.