The Flood

Natural disasters happen frequently around the world, in fact, I have actually lived through one. Now, I could sit here and tell you all the details about my flood story or I could tell you how many feet I flooded with, or how many clothes I lost, but the flood altered my life in a different way. The Great Flood of 2016 affected many people in my community, it did not matter if they flooded or not. If you did not flood you had people living with you and if you did flood you were most probably living in a place that you would not necessarily call “home”. You learn something new everyday, and what the flood taught me, was what the word “home” really means. Home is where the heart is. I may not have been living in the house that was familiar, but my family and friends stuck by me in the rough times. This showed me that even if I have nothing in life, no money, no house, and even no clothes, I still have my family. The flood was very humbling for me, and maybe that was the reason it occurred. We will never know, but I do know I can be grateful for how blessed I am to have friends and family that I call home. My house may have changed, but my family never did.

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