This week I am thankful to be a Jersey Girl! While I haven't lived there full time in 18 years, I always consider it home. Seeing & reading about the destruction Hurricane Sandy caused there has been heart breaking. I am so sad to read about friends whose homes are destroyed & see the beaches & boardwalks wrecked. Seaside holds so many memories for me, some are a little fuzzy but I hear I had a good time. ;)
Now that may not sound like something to be thankful for, but here's the part I'm thankful for. I'm thankful to see people reaching out to people, friends, family & strangers. I'm thankful to see the NJ pride & strength. I'm thankful that my friends & family are all SAFE & that the things they lost can be rebuilt & replaced. I'm thankful for all my memories, which are now a little more sweet. I'm thankful that Seaside will be rebuilt & will probably be nicer than it currently is.
Even though I don't live there now, I'm a Jersey Girl at heart, always will be. I've been oddly homesick this week. Hoping we can get back there again this summer. Until the next trip, I'm thankful I got to take all my boys to see where I grew up. Stay strong Jersey!!
|Here is a picture of the 5 of us at Seaside. The pier in the background is now destroyed.|