Chasing Contentment

Friday, January 13

Living in Louisiana, we have seen the crippling affects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on our state. We have seen such pain and heartbreak, but we've also seen kindness and goodness.

Throughout our marriage, Mike and I have always lived close enough to New Orleans for that to be an easy (and always fun) weekend trip for us. I've got very special memories of being in New Orleans with him.

When Katrina hit, we had friends living in New Orleans and the surrounding areas (who were all fine, thankfully, though all suffered damages to their homes). With Mike being a teacher, we've watched with interest how the schools in the New Orleans area would fare.

An article I read today tells that Tulane returned 90 percent of their student body this week when registration and orientation for the spring semester began. Eighty percent of their freshmen returned. That is an amazing testament to the school and to the students (and their families) and to the City of New Orleans.

I hope this is a foretelling of positive things to come.

[  posted by Chel on Friday, January 13, 2006  ]


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