By Meg Appel
Special to the Advocate
On Aug. 29, Hurricane Katrina hit the
I am a freshman in high school, and my family evacuated to
One night my dad had this great idea to go to a football game at
We arrived at the game at this little school nowhere near what I was (used to). We sat down and everything I was feeling just popped into my head. There were all these teens I didn’t know everywhere, colors of green and white and a cheerleading squad that I was not a part of. The whole situation was just unreal. It was like a movie. I couldn’t take it anymore and we had to leave by the third quarter.
I got in the car and just started bawling. I poured out everything to my parents. The school, my friends I missed, my home town that was destroyed, it was just about to kill me with everything that had happened.
As we headed home, we saw Jasmine Dance Studio. I was very involved in dance back in
Ms. Anna the dance teacher was inside and told my mom (to tell) me to come inside. I didn’t want to, but something made me go.
Ms. Anna was like an angel from God. She just let me pour out everything that had been going through my mind, and she told me about her dance place. She told us she had been praying for us, and how much she wanted to teach someone who had evacuated to Destin.
With her help, I got through everything at school. Her classes were just a way to relax after a hard day. It gave me something to look forward to besides going home.
The point of this story is to show how when all things are going bad something can happen that is good. God can make a bad situation good, and he can empower the lives of many through different people.