Before Hurricane Florence ever made landfall, the predicted path had us taking a direct hit. We were lucky, however, the storm weakened and changed direction. What is left of it, as a now tropical storm, started making its presence felt yesterday with wind and rain. Flash flood warnings have been issued, but we are safe and will suffer no ill effects, except for the ever-growing mud pit in our back yard.
While watching the news, seeing the amount of water causing devastation in many parts of North Carolina, noting with sadness how many individuals have had to be rescued from flooded homes and reflecting on those who lost their lives, the first word that came to mind was adversity.
Looking through possible quotes to use for today’s Sparks post, I came across this one from Michelle Obama.
I certainly am not trying to downplay the impact of the storm or the really tough challenges facing those who felt its wrath, but I do believe they will come out stronger on the other side with help from those of us who are lucky enough to be mostly uneffected.
All my prayers go out to everyone facing the weeks and months of cleaning up and getting their lives back to normal.
About This Photo
The photo was taken last December when Sawyer was just an itty-bitty kitten. As bruiser Cooper Murphy tried to get the upper paw, Sawyer never gave up the fight. Even now, Cooper Murphy outweighs Sawyer by a good 10 to 12 pounds, but the little guy doesn’t back down. He sees himself as a big cat in a little body.
I apologize for not covering Sawyer’s boy bits, but he’s just so darn adorable, I didn’t want to tamper with the photo.
The Purpose Behind Sparks
Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. However, many of us continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”
Cooper Murphy and Sawyer are joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. To join in, click on their badge.
This is an excellent Sparks and so timely. Florence is a heck of a girl. THe damage is acute. True the more diversity we see, the more we understand how others see the world. I think the quote is perfect. The boys are adorable.
What a great quote and it’s so fitting in these trying times. That photo is adorable!
Great Sparks post and super cute photo.
The Florida Furkids with 87 bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie.
Funny foto Miss Janet…Lady Meowy laffed out loud! Phanx! 😉
We’re glad Florence didn’t bother you too much, though having a mud pit in the backyard can’t be much fun. Sawyer didn’t take any guff from Cooper, did he?? 🙂
That is such a sweet photo, and a great Spark.
The whole hurricane thing has been much too scary! It’s good that you’ve made it through so far in good shape. If anything like that happened around here, The Hubby would demand that we stay home, and I’d be a nervous wreck!
That is a great spark and such a cute photo. XO
Glad you did not tamper with the photo. It is purrfect as it is.
That photo and the Spark are both purrfect!
Glad you are safe and adorable kitties photo and wonderful Spark ~ ^_^
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores
A great quote and a great shot. You know I’m very partial to Cooper Murphy.
Have a purrfect Awww Monday. Big hug. ♥
Thank you for the lovely comment on our precious little Diva.
She gave Diva a new meaning. Each time I see a sun puddle or a box I’ll smile. She gave me so much joy and I’m pretty sure she’d be royally UPSET if I quit blogging so I will be back …and who knows an Angelic Diva will probably fly every so often too.
Hugs and Proud to have been Mom of Cougar Madi
Great photo ! And the quote is great too : shit happens, but the most important is that you can learn and grow after going through it. Purrs
Imagine a life without any challenges or adversity. It would be boring and we would have no chance to learn and grow. I think you chose a great photo for the subject.
Oh that photo is absolutely FABULOUS! Sawyer you are definitely one tough little cookie! Taking on THE COOP in a ‘rasslin match is definitely gutsy. We are thinking that attitude of yours will get you through everything in your life little guy. Adversity is a teacher – Mom believes that with all her heart too.
Love and Hugs, Teddy
Luv dat photo!