FIRST MAJOR NEWS STORY I REMEMBER LIVING THROUGH AS A CHILD

inspired by @lexie_elyse
  1. Hurricane Katrina
    I know, I know, I'm a baby. Whatevs
  2. I was 6 years old in 1st grade. My best friend's name was Katrina. Her family was from Louisiana. Strange Coincidence.
  3. This was my most visceral experience with empathy as a child.
    I remember crying as I imagined what it would feel like if it was my family experiencing something this tragic. I remember how important it was to me to tell all my friends about what was happening, and how I couldn't understand why they weren't as affected as I was. Not much has changed unfortunately.
  4. Cry Out to Jesus
    This song kept coming on the radio, and i remember sitting with my mom and my brother doing laundry. I was sobbing and my brother was so confused by this outburst of emotion that he just started laughing. I kept trying to explain, in between sniffles, but I felt so crazy. Then I looked at my mom, and that was when I realized what I was feeling was much bigger than me.
  5. I actually didn't remember most of this until I started making this list. Huh.