Two years ago when it seemed like it might not be possible to ever return to New Orleans, Christian, La Luz and I were bolstered by the support of friends and family. We would not have made it back here without your love and support. Thanks to everyone who understood why it was so important for us to get back to New Orleans and stood by us to make it possible. There is no question that we would not be here today without your contributions. We continue to be humbled by how you rallied behind and along side of us. We only wish we were able to provide a proper 'thanks'.
I still cringe when I look at the pictures and I sometimes have to turn my head and cover my ears when I hear people talk about Katrina. I know that we are lucky, that we have so much to be thankful for, that our struggles are not of consequence. But yet I am still waiting for a time when my memories of Katrina and the subsequent fallout will be of no moment, when I will shrug my shoulders and say, "yes, I remember that time". Maybe next year, and then again, maybe never.