Friday, April 29, 2011

Tornado Damage

Just wanted to make a quick post to let you know I'm alive!  As you probably already know, tornados hit the SouthEast with massive damage.  I hid in the closet with my most precious treasure for thirty of the scariest moments of my life.  Colton told me later that he prayed for God to put a shield around our house and evidently he was listening.  My home escaped with only some (huge) trees falling in the yard, but my sister's neighborhood was devastated.   Please pray for her and my nephew.  The house is still standing, but with major damage and I am sure it will need to be rebuilt from the ground up.  We are very thankful, humbled and grateful for our entire family to escape with their lives.  Here in my county alone, nine precious lives were taken by the storms.

We are still without power and it could be up to three weeks before it is restored.  I am using a friend's computer (thanks, Tess).  Thank goodness I have a gas hot water heater, so we can shower.  My cooking skills on the grill are improving with trial and error...lots of error.  :-)  The restaurants around us stay too packed to even try to get into.

If you know anyone that has lost their home or had any damage from the storms, even the simplest act can help.  Offer them a gift card for restaurants or a couple of hours at your house to take hot showers, do laundry or charge their phones.  It's just the simple things that you take for granted.

I'm going to post a couple of pictures.  The first is showing Colton beside one of the gigantic trees that went down in my yard.  The second is a picture of my sister's neighborhood.

4 comments:

Real Crafty Mama said...

You are welcome for the award. Don't apologize, I'm glad you and your son are ok. I will be praying for your family.

Dacia said...

So sad all the damage that's been happening, but how wonderful for you to still have a home. My prayers to you and your family!

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Jana said...

Angie, I am so happy to hear that everything is ok, considering the awful weather conditions you have been put through! Thank you for taking the time to keep your followers updated! Enjoy learning a new cooking skill...i love grilling!