One year ago today, the unbelievable became our reality and one year later the world is still upside down for so many of our neighbors.  

So here we are one year later, and we can certainly see the results of some very hard work. In some respects, we are amazed at how much the great people of New Jersey have accomplished. Then you turn another corner and you would swear it was the week after Sandy all over again.

Where there have been accomplishments, there is plenty of credit to go around for the hard work and effort. And where the progress has been slow or non-existent there is anger, disappointment and broken hearts.

At this one year anniversary, we have an opportunity to pause for a moment to reflect on the progress made and whether it's what we expected by the one year anniversary of Sandy.