Martye and I have a huge connection to Southeast Texas. We grew up there and came of age in Beaumont. We both graduated from Lamar University (which is also located in Beaumont). Like all Americans our hearts and minds have been focused on SE TX this week. We've stayed glued to the TV, watching news about the area. We've checked social media about Harvey. We agonized with each rain gauge report. We checked on family and friends in Beaumont, Houston, Rockport, & Corpus Christi. With bad news, our spirits sank. With news the rains had slowed down, our spirits soared. With news of friends evacuating flooded homes, our hearts broke. You never do forget the places or people that define you. Our hearts are heavy thinking about our hometown. Pray for Texas.