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.