Today, the parents of an art student
that was killed during the tornado are visiting my office.
We have a disk of her work and a sympathy card,
but those things seem so paltry compared
to what they lost.
Fortunately for me, my husband was in Birmingham
away from the storm
and my mom and brother
were on the other side of 15th Street
where the tornado hit
and only suffered minor damage
to the house.
I still feel a great amount of loss
for my town however.
I know that we can and will
rebuild what property was lost,
but there is no rebuilding lives.
They are gone forever.