Most of my family, and many friends, live all up and down the east coast. Of all the places I've lived, New England is home to me, but I also love New York, the mountains, and especially the ocean. But, a hurricane is a blunt reminder that although the sea is beautiful, it's also very powerful. Having experienced a few hurricanes myself, I know the damage they can cause. With one as huge as Hurricane Sandy, the destruction and loss is overwhelming.
My heart goes out to everyone who is experiencing the brutal consequences of this storm. Remember you are on so many people's minds, and will be in so many prayers across the nation. May you have the strength and community to help you. And may God bless you all with relief, comfort, and speedy healing.