Final Deployment Blog, Part 8

Tuesday, November 13

Hurricane Sandy 2012

Today was our last day here. Roger and I will be returning home tomorrow. The Rochester ERV 1152 will be staying here to soldier on with a different crew.

I’m finding that I have a rather complex bouquet of emotions about leaving. I’m joyful about returning to my loved ones and the comfort of home. I’m conflicted about leaving the task unfinished. As I meet and talk to these people, they become part of my reality, my family, and I want to stay and continue to help them rebuild.

I’m so impressed by the strength of the human spirit after a disaster. The majority get past the shock of the destruction rather quickly and are ready and eager to rebuild their lives.


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