Hurricane Isaac has finally left. He stayed and blew and rained, and rained, and rained. I live far enough from the coast here in Mississippi that we just got a lot of rain, and fortunately didn't loose power. Those on the coast are not as fortunate. Homes are flooded, power disrupted. Life is chaotic right now.
For myself we weathered the storm okay. My oldest son did fine as well. He just north of New Orleans. He came up to ride out the storm. My grandson jumped and played in puddles and is having a grand time with his grandmother. My son brought some friends as well, they are amazed at what is going on.
Then my son got word that his neighborhood flooded. His home is on the highest spot in the area, but he fears his house took water. Roads are closed, he can not get in to the area to see what transpired in his absence.
My son has a good attitude and a can do approach to life. He just bought and moved into the home last month. A life changing moment is upon him. I am watching to see what will happen. I am hopeful that he treats this as a set back. His family is safe and sound. He has lost things. Things can be replaced. He already has a contractor lined up to help with repairs. He has insurance. I plan on going down to see first hand the damage to the home and help him get set to rebuild.
His attitude will be the key in how things progress from here. Take it in stride, regroup and go on? If so this is just a set back. Or will he throw up his hands, loose his job and become sullen? Will this become a big issue?
I believe he will keep his good optimistic attitude and forge ahead. I've seen this area grow over the last seven years. Everyone has helped each other out. Katrina is a memory. The place has been recovering. Now Isaac has flooded things out. I see everyone joining together and helping again.
Life has storms. How we react is our choice. Attitude will determine everything. It isn't easy. Then again life isn't easy. Make sure problems just become setbacks.
I'll keep you posted.