Surviving Hurricane Katrina was really an understatement for my sister Lee Anne. The year 2005 was an incredibly hard one for my family...and even harder for her. For those of you who know my story, I lost my dad that year...and my mom. And then my sister lost her home in New Orleans to the storm. I can only tell you...and she will too...that it was by the grace of our good good Lord that we all survived. "I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you" the Lord kept repeating...and so that is what I reminded her. The Lord provided them with temporary housing, their jobs still in tact, and a buyer for their flooded home. However, it was a long two years...and two rental houses later...before they finally were able to move into their new home. In December of 2007 they sighed a sigh of relief..what a long road it had been. I can only tell you now how much I admire this woman that is my sister...I admire her faith in her Savior, I admire her perserverance through life's storm, I admire her gratefulness of which she learned when faced with losing so much. So I leave you with these photos of her new home. One is of the house almost completed, the other is the whimsical painting I painted for her new home. She truly is one of my heroes!