Some of you may have heard about the flash floods in Colorado this week. I watched several news videos, mainly from the cities up North. It is sad to see the damages the floods have caused and the things people have lost. Our family was fortunate enough to not experience that kind of loss. It has been raining a ton, and traffic is tough. So many accidents from bad visibility of the downpours. Despite the seriousness of the flooding, I can’t help but be happy for the change of seasons that comes with the rain. I have always taken comfort in the storm.
In Spokane, we were very protected from natural disasters, except the occasional earthquake. Colorado has a longer list of disasters it is capable of, including flash floods and a few tornadoes. As always, it depends where you are located in the state. I hope I never see a tornado. I always said how I would never want to live in a place with the possible risk of large disasters. But now, I understand when people say it doesn’t matter because it’s your home. I get that now. The occasional damage shouldn’t discourage us from being in a beautiful place we call home. You learn to take precautions to protect yourself and keep safe. Of course, there will always be times that things are out of our hands, and so I pray for those who have lost their homes and loved ones over this last week, and pray for the cities to be protected in the coming days and weeks.
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