Our family spent the past weekend at a B&B in Crystal Beach. Little did we know when we booked the rooms we were going to ground zero where a year ago Hurricane Ike hit and ravaged the Texas coast.
It looks as if this little coastal community is in a war zone. We thought we were going to spend some quality family time by the beach playing in the surf.
As it turned out, we came to know and empathize with the people who find it hard to talk about their friends and neighbors who are still among the missing, the homes and possessions that are lost forever and the intense feelings of vulnerability.
I became mesmerized with the items still buried in the sand everywhere you walk.