Despite everything, Mexico Beach moves forward one step at a time. The people of Mexico Beach hold onto yesterday’s vision using it to take them into tomorrow. Mexico Beach and its people will never be the same.

When I snapped these photos, I thought…this scene was very symbolic of the people here in Mexico Beach….one step at a time takes them to their places in life….some will find homes somewhere else, some will put their home back together on the beaches of Mexico Beach. Some will remain near the peaceful beats of the same ocean that changed their lives forever. Everyone, whether they stay or go, demonstrate the resiliency of the American people. May God’s loving arms wrap around each one of them, wherever they may go.