To be honest, you would never be able to imagine seeing the place you grew up on the news, covered in water. To be called a refugee in a country of which you are a citizen. To be a 10th grader faced with the thought of losing family, friends, & home. You’ll never understand how hard I cried or how afraid I was. But, I was counted amongst the EXTREMELY fortunate who didn’t lose everything. For that I remain thankful. Today, August 29, 2013, I pray for all those New Orleanians who lost their lives or loved ones to Hurricane Katrina 8 years ago.