Thursday, April 28, 2011

Be Thankful

After yesterday's horrific tornadoes and storms hailed through the south, I had the worst feeling in my stomach...feeling of sadness for those who lost everything--the people they love, the house they call a home, their normal way of life--and all I could do was thank God for His many blessings and for watching over my family and friends.
 At the end of the day, all that matters is the air we breathe and the people we have surrounding us...material stuff just really doesn't seem to matter when you think about just how blessed we all are to be alive--some weren't that lucky. As the death toll continues to rise, specifically in neighboring Alabama, I just know I will be spending lots of my time praying for everyone affected. Prayer for strength to get them through this, prayer for hope that life will go on, and prayer for the peace that the Good Lord is watching over and guiding them.  
We were lucky in Nashville...bad storms with horrible rain, but nothing like others faced. Friends and family of ours in Knoxville are without power, Jeff's Mom's house has a fallen tree on the roof, my cousin Lauren's car windshield was destroyed and had major hail damage, but everyone is OK and I am thankful no one was seriously injured. Thank you God for protecting those I love most.
I think now is when we all need to focus our attention to help others affected by this tragedy just like we always do... it's something to witness when its happens to another country and you can see the devastation on the news, yet it's something completely different when its in your own backyard. OXOX

"Live for today because yesterday is over and tomorrow may never come"

11 comments:

  1. Glad to hear all is well in your neck of the woods. I'm in North Carolina and we've rcvd lots of hard rain and bad wind, but nothing is tragic is what AL is going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by these storms in our fellow southern states. God bless. Thank you for writing such a heart felt post!

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  2. These storms are just so sad. I'm glad to hear everyone you know is okay! It makes my stomach hurt just thinking of all that devastation.

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  3. glad to hear you and your family are safe. I see pictures and am just floored by the storms and cells that have been every where in the South.

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  4. So glad you and your family are safe. It's incredibly heart-wrenching reading about it on the news and seeing the videos. Love this post. Xoxo.

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  6. I'm glad to hear everyone is ok. We're definitely praying in Oklahoma. We know the devastation that can come from a tornado. We pray that everyone will have strength and comfort as they begin to rebuild their lives.

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  7. I am glad you are all okay, and that nobody you know was physically hurt, in the end it is what matters most.
    Have a great day. xo C.

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  8. The power of prayer is amazing!

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  9. Great post! So true. Glad you and your family are safe!

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  10. Angels were watching over you and your family! So glad all is OK in your area. I saw video and pics of the damage. They're predicting it to be the 3rd largest tornado.

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  11. Couldn't agree more. I was shocked to see the death toll on New York Times this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.

    PS- On a happier note, my first giveaway started today, check it out!

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