Sunday, November 3, 2013

One Year After Hurricane Sandy

October 29 was one year since the storm that broke our house and our town.  We had to live in hotels, grandma and grandpa's house, and an apartment.  In June our house was fixed and we moved back home, but this has been a long year of our family and our town. 

On Tuesday night we went to a ceremony outside City Hall.
Each family got a candle and lantern.

We listened to speakers who talked about how far the town has come, and they reminded us about families who have not come home yet.

We put our lanterns in the fountain to remember their struggle and light the way home for them.

Then we all walked to the new boardwalk.
Mom and dad told Nick we are fortunate to be home.


Nicole said...

You, mom and dad have been through so much this past year. And the town of Long Island too. I know you're so happy to be home - I'm so happy for you! And I'm proud of how strong you were while living at the hotel, grandma and grandpa's and the apartment. xo, aunt nicole

Grammy said...

I am so glad you are finally home you have been a brave boy and the whole family is proud of you,mom and dad.Nice to read the whole town got together "One year after the hurricane Sandy.