If you haven't already heard, the east coast of the United States is soon going to be facing hurricane Irene. She is expected to make landfall sometime in the next twenty four hours. The state of Maryland and New Jersey have issued a mandatory evacuation for their coast-side residents. North Carolina, Virginia and New York will also be in the danger zone.
Normally I wouldn't be so worried about a hurricane since I do live in Florida. They are of regular happening during this time of year. However, my boyfriend, who is a United States Marine, is located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and is in harm's way at this moment. And due to orders by his command, he is not allowed to evacuate. This means he and the rest of the Marines of Camp Lejeune and surrounding bases such as Cherry Point, will have to stick it out until the storm is over.
I am making this post to ask all of MDM's readers to please keep my boyfriend and his fellow Marines in your thoughts as this storm makes it's way to land. Also, keep those that choose to remain in their homes during hurricane Irene in your thoughts as well.
I really want to thank everyone for all of their kind words, thoughts and condolences for my cousin, Emily. It was very much appreciated. I love you! And thanks again(: