Providence awoke this morning 3 days after Hurricane Irene. Although the high winds, rain and raging waters have passed, the destruction and agony it caused still remains. Reports indicate that thousands of Rhode Islanders are still without power in their homes. National Grid is doing what they can to fix the problems but they cannot say exactly when everyone’s electrical services will be restored. But through the kindness and selflessness of your neighbors, friends, the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations the local people who are struggling through this aftermath are being helped and weathering the storm faithfully.
It is in times like these that it’s all to important to be the father you were meant to be. To be the man you want to be and or the husband you should be. If you and your family live in Providence, Cranston or Pawtucket or anywhere RI really and your town was in trouble you probably got a lot of questions from the kids. The best thing for you to do (and hopefully you did it) was to address each one with truth, honor and class. Why? Because in an emergency situation no question is too crazy, unreasonable or silly to be asked. Also there is probably a good lesson to be learned within the aswer to each one. There is no doubt that fathers and parents were called upon as the storm approached Providence. Called upon to be fatherly and motherly, to be aunts, uncles and grandfathers of unparallelled strength. You were called upon to be extraordinary and you did it. Be proud of that and be sure to tell others to take pride in themselves too. Together we’ll all put the Providence area back to 100%.