- Posted May 30, 2011 by
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Mississippi River flooding
Alone in The Delta~Where is my LiTTle GirL?
Recently, I went to the town of Cape girardeau mo, and although, I knew we had been battered with rainstorms across the mid-west, and the Delta regions, I was still yet, in shock, at what I saw. As we drove through the town, the city was working to appear normal, but with one turn of my vehicle, their efforts, were lost. I turned onto a side street, and there before me, was the giant casino Harrah's sitting in water, as if it had been built in the middle of a lake. We parked, and got out, and began to walk. As we did, we walked through neighborhoods, and it was there, we saw people closing up shop. There were large moving trucks, all around. There were for sale signs already in the yards. It seemed, that the flood, had won the battle with several of the towns residents. Then, we saw the doll that you see in the picture, floating in front of a house, that was nearly submerged. As I stood there, with my own daughter, thoughts raced through both my heart, and my mind. Where is the Little Girl, who belongs to this Doll? Is she alright? Was this her Favorite doll? This doll, that normally, would seem like nothing, now seemed like everything to me, for as it floated in that water, I was brought to the realization, that in a moment, everything can be gone. In a moment, we can be seperated from the one's we love the most. In a moment, without ANY notice, we could be left alone. As we left Cape Girardeau that day, I prayed not only for them, but all those who are enduring these trying times, and I prayed for that little girl. The Little girl, whose doll lay waiting to be picked up, and thrown away now, as the mold was setting in. My hopes were that she would be with her family that night, and somehow, a new doll, would find its way into her tiny arms, once again.
There are THOUSANDS of little ones this night, who are without. They are without their homes, their pets, some their families, and they are frightened, and alone. Therefore, to everyone, who reads this, I pray, you send your best, do your best, for someone somewhere, in one of these areas in our nation. These are our brothers, our sisters...and these.......are our......Children.