Me: “Thing One and Thing Two are coming to Joplin!!”
Keith: “Okay. Is it a library thing?”
Me: “No! Canadian!”
Thing One and Thing Two, of Ironic Mom fame, are on their world tour. They’re visiting bloggers around the world. So far they’ve gone zip-lining in West Virginia, sight-seeing with the Buttram family in Tennessee, and toured the National Zoo. Thing One and Thing Two we’re so glad you’re here. I thought about avoiding the path of the tornado during your visit but, if I’d done that, you would have missed out on our real story.
You’ve come to our town right in the middle of an amazing story. Our summer started with heartbreak.
But the amazing part of the story isn’t the destruction throughout our town, it’s the way the people of Joplin responded.
We’re still working hard at our happily ever after. Soon, we’ll be back in our homes, the rubble will be cleared, and the trees will grow again. You should come back then — it’s going to be amazing.