“People nowadays are just looking for a reason to be offended. Play with your kids. Walk your dog. Read a book. Take a hike in the woods. Work on being the best person you can be. Busy your mind with things that bring you joy and you will have no time for the things you can’t control or don’t understand.”
~ Brett Williams
We followed this beautiful little creek down a dirt road in Cherokee County. It was so peaceful. With enough rain, though, even the most calm of streams can turn into a raging torrent. Yesterday, the poor people of Flat Gap in Johnson County, not far from the homeland of Morgan County, were washed off the map. Really. As of this writing there are still seven people unaccounted for. Rains continued today, and for the first time in my lifetime, Long Branch, the stream that wraps around Aunt Janet’s house, spilled over the road. It didn’t get in the house (barely), but it washed out some of the ground beneath it. And, of course, more of the yard was washed downstream. It will be tomorrow before we know the full extent of the damage. Thank God we bought flood insurance, and thank God the water didn’t get in the house. I continue to say prayers for the poor folks in Johnson County, and I give thanks that Janet was spared once more.