As we look behind us at the end of 2018, there were smiles and tears. This poem was written by Joy Beth on December 29, 2017, just four months following Hurricane Harvey. So many lost everything. So many suffered losses. So many were struggling. Each year brings new challenges to all of us…some lose a loved one...some lose a job…some search for a reason to live. So, why celebrate?
One year ago, on August 23, 2017, the leaves on the live oak trees shaded yards while palm trees stood tall in the breezes while a tropical depression reformed after passing over the Yucatan Peninsula.
With Mermaid’s Kitchen gone but their home still standing, J.P. and Samantha McCrary and their family switched into recovery mode. As a young couple, the McCrary’s came from different religious backgrounds, but they agreed they were to show Christ to others through their actions or simply stated, “show love”.
North Bay residents are a mixture of those who have lived in the area for their lifetime and others who choose to relocate. J.P. and Samantha McCrary with their children are part of those who chose our coastal area.