Our state and region are under seige from Mather Nature’s wrath. After years of widespread drought, our prayers for rain have been met with an overabundance all at once. Lives have been lost. Homes ripped apart. Landscapes altered. Those left behind need help picking up the pieces. We’ve been trying to do a good job on our social media networks of keeping the information flowing. The best place we’ve found to stay abreast of the situation in Wimberley is via Robyn Ludwick’s FB page. Here’s an excperpt from one of her latest updates:
I walk to the River each evening. There is no way to get access to this part of Wimberley unless you live on my street. It’s very post-Apocalyptic here. The town buzzes elsewhere with mass teams of Emergency Management, volunteer tents set up, people everywhere. Merchants open, schools still closed so families rally to center of town to hug and help their neighbors. It’s a beautiful scene really.
But here at the end of my street, it’s silent. Even the mighty river is tame again. No one in sight but an occasional uniformed search and rescue hero, climbing and circling the massive piles of trees. The power lines are finally cut and disabled, lying along the ground.
I look at the orange house across the street. But it’s not there. My modest family home up the hill is still standing. For the last 13 years we have our stay- cations at this River access and envy the Orange house, their joyous family gatherings and their beautiful spot on the River. I used to tell my kids, “we will live there when I write my first hit song.”
I’m emotionally broken thinking about this family. But the worst part to come to terms with is that our envy is gone forever.
Please donate to the immediate needs of Wimberley. My family and I are here and safe, please pray for the actual victims and lend a hand or a buck to them. They need you.