Sunday, September 18, 2005

My voice here has been quiet ...

    Dad and Panda

        Some of you have already figured out that the magnitude of Katrina's devastation and the stories that have followed have overwhelmed me to the point that I've not been able to write even brief updates on our own story that my family and I have been living for 20 days now.

     With so many out there that have lost their lives, their loved ones, their pets ... with all of those young children separated from their mothers, our issues have felt somewhat insignificant in comparison. 

    But ... this is my journal, you are my friends and yes, I do have a story that I hope to eventually be able to tell. For now I'll just say that Dad and Panda are doing well and we are starting to feel hopeful that they will be able to return to New Orleans soon to begin to pick up the pieces of life as they knew it.

    Plans do not include however ... rushing home prematurely to rough it without electricity, clean water and phone service, it's just not necessary. 

     Plus ... my sister and I are sort of enjoying our catching up with Dad time.

                                           

24 comments:

dcmeyer420 said...

Take your time and enjoy...

ryanagi said...

Glad to hear you guys are hanging in there. :-)

nhd106 said...

Thanks for the update...glad you are able to find some good out of this.   Nancy

psychfun said...

Thanks for putting a face(s) with your story! We can't wait to hear it & are glad everything is going well.

ally123130585918 said...

Coy glad you and yours a coping well - Dad looks well and Panda is adorable.  Its nice having catching up time with him.  Enjoy...Ally

madcobug said...

Glad they are safely tucked up at your place. Great picture, you can tell he loves panda. Helen

oceanmrc said...

I'm sure the entire experience is incredibly disconcerting.

sistercdr said...

Y'all just take all the time you need.  There should be no rush.  I'm so glad they're safe and sound and with you.

samnsmile5 said...

I agree ~No rush!!  Take the time to enjoy one another.  I can imagine it's been quite an experience and tough on everyone so best to take the time needed.
Great picture of your dad and Panda!!  
Michele
http://journals.aol.com/samnsmile5/lettingitallsinkin

alphawoman1 said...

It does appear premature to start brig people back "home". Since only a remnant of their former world remains. Good things come out of bad, and the time spent with your Dad is definitely a good thing!

cneinhorn said...

...thinking of you.  

nanmm11 said...

Take all the time you need,we'll be here waiting.

suzypwr said...

Panda looks like a very old soul :)
xoxo

indigosunmoon said...

Thinking of you Coy!
Love you,
Connie

sanforized6 said...

Please, DON'T hurry back! Can't believe they are pushing everything so fast while there is still so much death and devestation to be takjen care of!! rich

sylviam4000 said...

Keeping you in my thoughts...
Sylvia

freeepeace said...

Thinking of you Coy.  Much love.

gaboatman said...

I'm so glad your Dad and Panda made it to your home.  I share some of your feeleing of being overwhelmed too.  One of these days you will be able to tell us your family's story.  Thank goodness you are ALL safe and sound.
Sam

judithheartsong said...

hugs your way. judi

luvmort said...

It's great to finally put a face to Panda...and your Dad. I am glad you are having fun catching up.

deabvt said...

Yea, Dad & Panda!
A wonderful Pic!!
V

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lamove04 said...

Awww, great picture of Dad and Panda!  --Albert