……a Hurricane named Katrina had destroyed my City.
I learned what hitting rock bottom feels like. On the other hand, I learned how strong I really am. I learned humility as I stood in line for food stamps. I learned that family is everything and friendship knows no boundaries. I learned that quietly crying with your spouse in a hotel bathroom so as to not wake your 6 month old baby can threaten to tear apart your world, but only makes it stronger. I learned that shouting “Who Dat!” is so much more than a football chant and proudly wearing black and gold is a symbol of unity.
Six years ago today, my life changed forever. But believe it or not….it changed for the better. Today, I remember the struggles of my neighbors, my family, my friends and my City as we continue to rebuild New Orleans.