The Great Nashville Flood, Two Years Later


You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. –A.A. Milne

Two years ago today it rained, and rained, and rained so more. It was a flood of Gilgameshian proportions. By the time it was all over my workplace was under 8 feet of water and I didn’t know what the future would hold.

(I’ve told this story before, my readers, but this is an important anniversary, so bear with me for a second here.)

I went through just under six months of uncertain limbo. There were meltdowns…lots of meltdowns. There were times I couldn’t bear the pain and frustration of joblessness. Days when I couldn’t get up. Nights when I couldn’t sleep.

And yet, there was a rainbow at the end of it all. I’d never have gotten the job I have now if not for the flood in the first place. Although I remain agnostic, I can’t help but think divine intervention may have played a hand in things. I could never have gotten that rainbow without a hell of a lot of rain first. And I’m a better person because of it.

To everyone who experienced a loss, whether of home, job, or otherwise, in the Nashville flood of 2010, I hope you have found peace and contentment. May it never happen again…and may we never forget the lessons we learned.

Have you ever experienced the fury of nature? Hurricane? Tornado? Flood? I’d be interested in hearing your story.

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~ by Howlin' Mad Heather on May 1, 2012.

4 Responses to “The Great Nashville Flood, Two Years Later”

  1. I haven’t, but I really feel for you and glad you landed well!

  2. I haven’t experienced this kind of natural disaster, but boy can I relate. I’m glad you came out better on the other side of this one.

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