This morning dawned through clouds from the outskirts of a hurricane. Going to bed last night, we didn't know for sure how this hurricane might affect us in Southeast Texas. With a Category 4 hurricane of 150mph winds, the path makes all the difference - and we were watching closely. To our relief, my family ended up being just west of any potentially damaging winds.
As I write this, Hurricane Laura is still a nightmare for so many. Some will awake this morning (if they slept at all) wondering if their home will be whole when they return. Some endured a night of fear as the winds threatened to crush the walls around them. Some are still facing the threat of hurricane- and tropical-storm-force winds farther inland. Many have weeks, if not months, of recovery efforts ahead of them.