Giggling is one of the things I love about children and I don’t think we as adults do it enough but when I watched The Ridiculist on AC360 on Friday night and heard Anderson Cooper actually giggle, I had to post this. I couldn’t stop laughing through this whole thing, so without further ado I present to you Ander-Cat on The Ridiculist.
The link I am providing to CNN is from yesterday. Unfortunately as we mourn, we also celebrate a beautiful wedding of epic proportions. Strange how we mourn in epic proportions as over seas we see smiles, hats, dresses, kisses, and hear words that we have waited for patiently. We celebrate in epic style here in the US for countries and people who aren’t ours but we also cry heart-broken for our own.
Alabama was hit in what I believe could only be described as excruciatingly painful, almost as if their legs were cut off without morphine. It’s a disaster area that reminds me of New Orleans, only we learned from New Orleans so help has come quicker, physically at least. The emotional pain will be there forever for the people whom live in Alabama. I watched all night long of coverage of the aftermath, “the valley of destruction”, hell; thinking about the panic and tears of the people, children especially. It’s destroyed; lives, hopes, dreams, houses, stores, water, lighting, personal things, toys, cars. Everything is gone, destroyed.
Is there hope at this point in Alabama? I imagine they need to get over the shock and awe of what has happened first then try to piece their lives, hearts, souls, and hopes back together.
I love you. I hope for you until you can again. I cry for you. This is a hurdle I can not imagine but you will come back stronger, your hopes and dreams will be bigger because you will know you can do anything because you can do this.
As I know so many of you are going to want to help, the best place I have found for information is at CNN Impact Your World. It’s honest help, they don’t give out links to places that use your money for unknown reasons.
Storms silenced the south yesterday and are hitting me today. I am in awe of the devastion that Mother Nature leashed on so many again. Makes my issues seem mundane and idiotic. I have family in Alabama, my brother I haven’t talked with in over 10 years, his wife, and his four children; are they okay? I don’t know. I can’t imagine anyone is okay in all of the states that were ripped open from these storms. It’s called a National Disaster and they are in major need of help. Last I heard over 600 people have been hospitalized in Alabama alone and unfortunately over 200 people have lost their lives. Was it painful? Or were they trapped? Were they warned? Or were they shocked to see over 130 tornadoes touch down around them?
I hear your cries, I know you hurt. Help is coming, hold on just a little while longer. I hold all of your hearts, souls, and thoughts in my own heart today.
I hear you,
Update: deaths are now at 247
Update: death toll now at 266
From AC360’s Blog: