Flooding of historical proportions has a way of putting life’s small matters into perspective.
I began formulating this letter last week, focusing on all the special events we have going on during the month of October at St.Peter’s School which include celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with our Pet Blessing, Grandparent’s Day, our 3rd grade class visit to the Statehouse and meeting with our Governor, Nikki Haley, and the PTO Halloween Party.
Now, as we wait to see what the ramifications of the water damage will be to our city and state, we pause to say a prayer of gratitude for the safety of our family and loved ones and look to the needs of others.
I am grateful that our school appears to have incurred no major damage, but know of many whose homes have been destroyed. We watch as first responders, our mayor, city manager, and numerous volunteers work tirelessly.
When the water recedes and the sun returns, let us not forget those throughout the state who have been affected by this flood and let us be grateful for routine and for God’s many graces in our lives.