This is a redrawn illustration from a September post made last year about this time. Then it was Hurricane Florence. Now it is Hurricane Dorian. (My chickens and I live on the Atlantic Coastal area of Virginia. Even a nor’easter can be rough for us with high winds and flooding.)
A few things have changed over the last year. The style of drawing is slightly different to help with clearer printing. There is also one less chicken.
But we are still huddling together. Even though we are unable to stop the storm as it heads in our direction, we have each other. We are watching over each other, and we know Love is watching over all of us.
We are still thinking about our readers who have already felt the worst of the storm. We are still thinking about our readers who are bracing for a more direct impact yet to come from the storm.
We are still hoping our actions reflect our gratitude for the gift of this and every new day.
Our prayers are for the peace and safety of all our readers and those they love…two-legged, four-legged, furred, or feathered.
John, Gracie, Bessie, Pearl, Amelia, and Emily
My Life With Gracie let me know with certainty what it means to be brought in safety to this new day (again).
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