There are many images I have in my head from Katrina, like the one above- and I just can't believe that 5 years have gone by since this horrific disaster. (More images here.)
It saddens me that I have been gone from a city I truly love for that long- but I am also very happy about how far I've come since then and where I am presently. I don't want to focus too much on the images of the past, but I do want to take today and thank God that I am alive and that I still have all of my family and friends. I am very lucky to have survived those days and I think God was testing me to see how strong I really am.
I also wanted to take a minute and say thank you- you all know who you are. Thank you for being in my life, for loving me and for helping me through all these tough times.