Thursday, September 1, 2005

She's Out

My Mom received a phone call this morning from Omega's Mother in Law telling her that they were on their way home.

The National Guard needed the hotel they were in and they were evacuated to the airport  in Baton Rouge and sent home. 

My Mom was crying.  I started to cry.  I knew they would be okay.  I can not believe the horror going on in New Orleans. I am dumbfounded that we can not air lift in supplies to those poor starving, dehydrated and dying people at the Civic Center. It is making me ill.

Please open your hearts and wallets.

I donated. Here.

21 comments:

nellemclaughlin said...

Praise be. :)

svenskagrl said...

I'm glad to hear your family made it out.  I am relieved for you.  What a desperate situation down there in NO.  Its hard to believe that with all of our technology those people have to suffer like that.  Don't get me started.  But...good news for you Mary!

flossiepumpkin said...

i also feel bad for the people, but the ones with the guns and looting are making it very hard to have compassion. im glad ur family are o.k.  roberta--berts world

suzypwr said...

I am happy for your family and glad they were able to leave :)
xoxo

my78novata said...

wow great news

photographybymon said...

I;'m so glad to hear your family is safe and out o harms way.  We are doing a red cross drive at work - donating on payday ... Friday.

Monica

mavarin said...

At least she's safe.  May everyone with family in the affected counties get good news soon! - Karen

mtrib2 said...

Am very happy that some good news about Omega has come thru.   So much bad news, it's difficult to comprehend.  Between the wrath of nature, inadequate planning for the disaster that was going to happen, and just about everything else, what will be learned?  mark

hope5555 said...

Oh, I'm so glad they are OK.  It's so hard to believe that this is going on in the United States - you'd think we'd be better at emergency response than some 3rd world nation, but I guess not! It's so scary!

gardenmantis said...

Glad to hear everyone is fine.
Mary

dcmeyer420 said...

Thanks for this post, Mary. I am emotionally devastated by this event. We are setting up shelters for them in our city.

txsguinan said...

Hooray!  I'm so glad everyone is alright. (I've been reading back to catch up....)  

My alerts are full of the entries of writers who are concerned for loved ones, horrified by the situation, and confused by the lack of adequate response.  As I type I'm listening to a woman crying on NPR ~ she's a lone nurse in a small township, overwhelmed by the suffering and need.  This is just devastating.  

jayveeconcerto said...

I'm glad to know that your sister & her husband are safe. Our prayers are with all of those unfortunate people in New Orleans and elsewhere.....

jmorancoyle said...

    Thank God they're all right.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/JMoranCoyle/MyWay

wfhbear said...

I said a prayer the other day when you talked about your Sister and will now say one of joy for her. I'm glad they are on their way home. Those that remain still need our prayers and help. Not being a very religious man I hope someone is listening. I'm glad for you all. Bill.

insanedazy said...

The delay in relief is inexcusable. My heart is heavy.

helmswondermom said...

So glad they are safe!  Hope this nightmare ends soon for everyone!
Lori

theresarrt7 said...

So glad all is well with sis.  What a mess unfolding.  Little sis will have a few stories to tell, I'm sure.

lisaram1955 said...

Whew!  Still, so many did NOT make it out...  Lisa  :-]

belfastcowboy75 said...

Grateful that Pegeen and her hub are Ok.

monponsett said...

Talk about disasters.... who's idea was "Omega?"