It was an early Tuesday morning when I suddenly awoke to hear my mom screaming, “Why God, why now?” Before hearing a hissing swishing sound coming from our bathroom toilet, I was enjoying my long sleep. At first it seemed like only a bad dream, but then I heard her screaming, “Abbie, Abbie, get up! Help me!” So I crawled out of bed slowly and went to see what was going on. I saw towels everywhere, and mom was bending down crying. I asked her what happened, and she said that the toilet was broken and was overflowing and leaking all night. I asked how I could help, and she then told me that I should go check in my room to see what the damage was like in there. I couldn't believe that this was happening again!
Only a month earlier, our house flooded when a pipe busted in our furnace room because the welding was bad. All of the flooring in our house had to be replaced, and we were out of heat for a week. Without our close friends, I don't know if my mom and I would survive. After the first big flood, this flood seemed minor. We still need fans, dehumidifiers, and big heaters; but we are drying out. I want to thank all of you who have been praying and helping my mom and I out in this time of need. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. ”