We felt truly blessed that our power came back on a short 7 hours after it went out during the hurricane. The more friends we talked to the more we thought of it as a miracle. There are thousands and thousands of people without electricity. I wasn't questioning how or why it happened, I was just grateful for our miracle.
Yesterday morning it dawned on me why we were one of the lucky ones. I drew a lovely map for you to illustrate my new understanding.
Our home is less than a quarter of a mile if you jump the bayou. (In Utah where I grew up it was called a canal. Here the locals look at you like you're crazy if you call the bayou a canal, ya'll!) Lesson learned, if you live in the same power grid as those who provide power you will gain power quickly.
So the restoration of power may not have been divine intervention, but I'll take my miracles any way I can get them!