I thought by now everything would be okay. It’s been six months since the storm, and we are more or less settled back into normal life. We were well taken care of, fed, housed. But all of a sudden I can’t concentrate. All I can think about is everything we lost. All the things I should have taken with us. All the ways I could have been prepared. Every time I look out the window, I see the broken remains of what used to be my home. I see endless expenses and work that will take years to recover. I see my kids’ childhood totally transformed. It’s gotten so bad that I can’t function. I’m afraid I will lose my job, and I can’t even look at my wife anymore. I don’t know how to make these feelings go away.




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