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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Prayers Please

I had a card that I was going to post this morning but after seeing all the destruction for yesterday's storms and tornados, I didn't want to post a happy cheery card because my heart is too heavy. Please keep all those affected in your thoughts and prayers. Lots of families are grieving today because of lost loved ones. Many other families will be facing some major financial hardships in the days to come. The area my family lives in was hit pretty hard and there are at least eight deaths in their town, most of them seemingly one street over from where my grandparents live. I was panicking a little last night because I was unable to reach any of them. Finally my sister called and let me know that they were all without power but they were all safe and that houses were intact. Phone lines were down and cell batteries were getting low. This morning I was able to speak with my parents, grandparents and brother. Lots of broken and downed trees, Mom and Dad are missing shingles off their roof, my brother's house only had broken trees, a few missing shingles and a demolished storage building, my sister and her family are fine. One cousin has some pretty major damage to one side of their house, but they are also unharmed.
Also, if you could remember the Robertson and Bryant families. I grew up knowing theses families and both have suffered losses in the past couple of days.
Thank you.

10 comments:

*Vicki* said...

I'm so sorry sweetie!! So glad you got through to your parents, grandparents and brother. That must've been very worrisome for you. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the families. HUGS

jimlynn said...

Gina, I'm so thankful all your family is ok. Yes, it's just horrible to think about weather doing so much destruction. My prayers are with so many right now.
Lynn

Scrapping Julie said...

Gina, i know that must have been so frighting for you to not reach your family right away. I am so glad they are safe. Lots of prayers out indeed.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gina, I'm so sorry to read about the devestation in your hometown. I pray for those who have been affected and especially those who lost loved ones. So sad....be safe and our thoughts are with you guys.
Maria

Marlene said...

Those storms certainly did cause a lot of devastation. My heart goes out to those affected. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

Dru said...

My heart aches for all those affected by this devastation. I'm so glad to hear you and your family are safe. Take care and hugs to you, Dru

Pat (mspfd) said...

I will keep them in my prayers, Gina. I am so glad your family only had minor damage.

Lorraine said...

OMG, I am so sorry this happened to your family & friends. I will keep you & them in my thoughts & prayers.

Emily Leiphart said...

That is super scary. Thank goodness your immediate family is safe. It's so sad to hear of those who lost loved ones.

Anne Marie said...

Gina, I am so sorry to hear about how those horrible storms affected your hometown. I am so thankful your family is safe although so many others were not. Sending you a hug! :)