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September 7, 2011

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

For all the tweets, prayers, comments, and emails that poured in yesterday. It has been a long couple of days and for some the nightmare is still going strong. For others the reality of having lost everything is sinking in.

My heart hurts for so many people.

I pray for rain. We just need rain.

I am sure you can understand my mood.

Instead of forcing it I just decided to “Be Kelly” and allow myself to feel the grief and sadness I have for so many people whose lives changed forever over one holiday weekend.

For those of you living in the Austin area please donate clothing, foods, furniture you don’t need, pots, pans, etc…anything you can spare to help some of these people temporarily get back on their feet. The people of Bastrop are going to need us more than ever once the fire is under control.

I pray that day is today.

And for everyone else, I urge you to find what is really important in life and forget about the minor things we all bitch about. I do it too.

It’s too hot.

My legs are ugly.

My workout was too hard.

The rain ruined my run.

I hate my hair.

I wish I drove a cooler car.

Etc. Etc. Etc.

There is nothing like a threatening situation to make you realize how small those things are, how little our material things matter and how much we should tell each other how wonderful we are. Our community is amazing and the support and outpouring of love has been monumental.

Thank you, Austin. This is why I love it here.

We still have fires popping up all over the place which is so scary. I feel like we are all just waiting to see where next a fire will be (and hopefully there won’t be anymore!) Our resources are tapped and our fire fighters exhausted.

Be grateful.

Please continuing praying.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow in a more “bloggy” mood.


19 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2011 6:45 am

    Thinking of you Kelly. Living in Oklahoma, I definitely understand the threat of fire as I’ve and some friends have had a few close calls this summer. Love you and all will work out.

  2. September 7, 2011 7:21 am

    ❤ still thinking about you!

  3. Stephanie permalink
    September 7, 2011 7:31 am

    So scary. Wish I could tell mother nature to give the rain here to you guys. We are having more floods here. I just don’t understand why things happen like that, one place has too much of something while another doesn’t have enough. Sending prayers to all of central tx!

    • September 7, 2011 7:33 am

      Stephanie..that’s awful about the flooding. Can’t we all just get along? ha! One place is flooding and another place is burning to the ground…makes no sense. None at all! Prayer to you too.

  4. Krissie J permalink
    September 7, 2011 7:45 am

    I’m thinking about you still dear. One of Scott’s best friends lives in the area, too, but I think he and his wife are okay right now. Much love and hopes of relief for all of you there! ❤

  5. September 7, 2011 8:18 am

    Kelly my thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone in that area! You are so right, these big disastrous events really put things in perspective!

  6. September 7, 2011 8:50 am

    You guys are still in my thoughts. I hope they can get the fires under control soon. Its just so scary.

  7. September 7, 2011 9:19 am

    Still thinking about you!! 🙂 I hope they continue to get these fires under control- it’s awful what you guys are having to go through..the constant fear that a fire could start right next to you :/

  8. September 7, 2011 9:38 am

    I’m still thinking of you, Kelly. I hope you’ve gotten some rain by now.

  9. September 7, 2011 10:04 am

    Glad you are being the real you – grieving and helping is so much more important now! Praying for rain in Texas!!

  10. September 7, 2011 11:07 am

    Love this post Kelly. The most important things in life are not things – it’s those around you. The past few days have really put things in perspective for me, an incredible reality check. I just cannot even fathom what it is like to have lost a home. It makes me not even want to think about minute things like ‘what’s for dinner’? Hopefully everything will be contained sooner rather than later – I cannot handle much more devastation in our area.


    • September 7, 2011 3:26 pm

      It has just been so stressful…yes BRING ON THE RAIN!

  11. September 7, 2011 11:23 am

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way! XOXOXO!

  12. September 7, 2011 11:37 am

    Well said.

  13. Tracy's Treats permalink
    September 7, 2011 2:30 pm

    I 100% understand how you’re feeling. I live in Austin, too and it is such a terrible thing to know that people have lost their homes. It’s very scary, and I am so thankful that the community is doing everything possible to stop and prevent the fires.

  14. September 7, 2011 3:14 pm

    You are definately in my thoughts and prayers… everyone in the Austin area. And don’t you worry, we are praying praying praying for rain every day.

  15. September 7, 2011 6:34 pm

    Kelly, it is so true that sometimes it takes a tragedy to shake us to our core to remind us what truly is important in life…may you and yours stay strong and safe. Chris

  16. September 9, 2011 8:12 am

    I’m still thinking about y’all– I hope you get some much-needed RAIN soon!!!! Stay strong, girl!


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