Thanks for scrolling down to get here. Well, we know that April Showers bring MAY FLOWERS...but I have to say, these May showers here in Nashville were SOMETHING else.
My heart goes out to the thousands of people who have lost their homes, their memories...businesses that are losing money...it just goes out to so many. The utter devastation here is remarkable and you don't really "get" it unless you've seen it...and even then we are in our own little 'bubble'. We are only 9 miles away from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which the last I heard had 3 to 9 FEET of water on the first floor...The famous LP field looks like a lake, and the aerial shots of the city, esp downtown Nash are really heartbreaking. We are so blessed to have escaped most of it but I feel really called to action now and hope we can do something, regardless of how small it might be, to help. You can help too:
If you text REDCROSS to 90999 you can donate $10 for the Nashville Flood Relief Fund. We are going through some old clothes and bedding and are going to take them down today(granted we can get there) as it saddened me to a great degree to see some of the most gorgeous homes with cars in the driveway and the cars were up to the hood, even some roofs with water. Our school was closed yest. and today for inside flooding but they were able to clean it up quickly as we were nowhere near as bad as the city itself.
Thanks for listening to me...it's just one of those things I was almost immune to (granted, we had other stuff going on, but still...) even as it was happening but now in the aftermath all I want to do is help. God bless the awesome people of TN, the Red Cross, and Natl Guard who are all banding together to help! THAT part does my heart good, definitely!!!
Well, despite all the rain, the May flowers are sprouting up all around us, so here's my card today using the newly released FLEUR ANYA (available now at The Greeting Farm!) for today's WCW Challenge at CLUB ANYA & FRIENDS:
Be sure to stop by the Club Anya and Friends blog to see some other fab floral samples and a special treat today, too! Our very own DT diva Kim Costello has a wonderful tutorial on the blog today, too!