Winnipeg is built along the meandering Red River. This year was the third worst flood recorded in the history of Manitoba. If you look closely in the first picture, there is a path that is just barely visible. In the second one it is clearly visible. I am standing right next to the park sign when I took the first one. So the view is practically identical. It just gives you a very clear picture of how high the flood was just in this park alone. It was all southern Manitobans were talking about in April, it was constantly on all of our minds. Many homes were flooded out, many were destroyed by the terrific ice jams just north of us. Alot of properties had to be sandbagged in order to protect homes and animals, the communities along the river really pulled together. They say disasters bring out the best and the worst in people, in this case it definitely brought out the best.
I am a wife, grandmother, mother, friend and sister, but most importantly, I am a child of God. Jesus is my Lord and my King, the very centre of my life. My husband pastors a church in our beautiful city and I am blessed to be and enjoy being his helper in this.
I am American by birth and Canadian by choice. I make my home with my husband in Manitoba, Canada.
Email me at cjstoweratgmaildotcom.