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Texas Blizzard 2021

This has been a rough week for us Texans.

First, we were hit with a winter storm of ice, that left our roads slippery.

Then, we were hit with another winter storm that brought snow and the lowest temperatures Texas has seen since the 40s, and another round of ice.

Texas wasn’t prepared for this kind of weather, we are more prepared for over 100 degree weather.

Our power grid was not prepared to handle the amount of electricity being used to warm houses, so many of us were left with rolling blackouts or no electricity at all, for days!

Most Texans don’t have 4 wheel drive vehicles, so they were stuck in their homes with no power and no water.

So many car accidents happened this week because of the ice, including a massive 100 car pileup on 1-35 where 6 people were killed. My prayers go out to all the victims of that tragic event.

Families searched for firewood to keep them warm.

This has definitely been a hard time for Texas. To see so many struggling to stay warm and have food to eat.

So many families had to throw their food out because of the power outage, and our grocery stores had to throw out spoiled food from their power outages.

The grocery stores are not able to restock fast enough, leaving bare shelves and families searching for food.

As the ice is melting people are finding their pipes busted and are without water.

After all this, I find myself so grateful that I was able to stay warm with my fireplace and was able to feed my family. We had the rolling blackouts but we never fully lost our electricity.

We did go without water for a couple of days but I am beyond thankful that our pipes did not burst.

I am beyond sad for all the families that had to endure so much anguish during this, and for the families still without power and water. My heart and prayers go out to them.

Through all the bad, I saw so much good in my fellow Texans. I saw people opening their homes up for families to stay warm. I saw people delivering firewood and food for families in need.

I pray as the snow melts, my fellow Texans can pick up the pieces this winter storm brought with it.

I am proud to be a Texan!

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Cheers to 2021

2020 has proven to go down in history as the worst year ever!

Between covid 19, elections,  riots, and even murder Hornets… that’s enough to drive you to the nut house.

Needless to say, it’s been a rough year, but I am also very thankful for 2020.

2020 has shown me how precious life is. So many people have lost loved ones this year, and I was blessed to still have my family.

My mom was in and out of the hospital more times this year then any other year, but she always recovered and she is still here with me.

So many people lost jobs and businesses and are truly struggling. 2020 taught me to be happy with what I have.

We may not have tons of money but we survived 2020 and are not in debt.

2020 did bring out a lot of hate in people and made people that were once friends, turn to enemies. But also showed us who our true friends are. It’s amazing how bad times will show you who is truly there for you.

This year also brought many changes, one of the biggest being remote learning. It was a difficult time in our house for sure, but it also made my son appreciate school more. He no longer gives me a hard time about going to school, because he now knows what being at home all the time feels like.

Covid definitely made my busy schedule go to non existent for a while and made me feel like I was losing my mind. Now, I appreciate being able to do more and find myself not complaining about busy days.

Lastly, I am thankful for all the great times I spent with my family this year. I think being stuck at home together made us grow closer. And even through all the changes this year, we were still able to make great memories.

Through all the madness, my family and I enjoyed camping together, enjoyed every holiday, celebrated my daughter turning 21 and my son turning 14, and celebrated 20 years with my husband. We enjoyed drive through events and made the best of every obstacle 2020 threw at us!

I am definitely not sad about 2020 coming to an end and I am looking forward to what 2021 brings us, but I am thankful for what 2020 brought me as well.

Happy New Years, I hope 2021 brings so much happiness to you all!!!