This article makes me sad. Not (just) because it details the devastation of the floods in Tennessee, a place that is near and dear to my heart, but because of quotes like these:
"My whole life was gone."
"In a matter of 30 minutes, everything you worked for, everything you thought was valuable, it all looks like trash."
I understand that losing one's home and stuff is awful. I would be upset too. So let's grant some grace for shell shock here.
But let's also be reflective enough to ask how our homes and stuff become "My whole life" and "Everything I thought was valuable."