Thursday, April 28, 2011

When it Rains. It Pours. Literally.

My heart is so heavy tonight.  
Our life is going on as usual while people's houses have been flooded by mass amounts of rain water, cities have been devastated by tornadoes and many lives have been lost.  
In worldly terms, we would classify the past week as a "rough" one around our house.  My windshield was shattered by baseball size hail.  Our home computer was struck by lightening and much of our "home office" was damaged.  But that is just "stuff".  After seeing all the pictures and watching the videos of all the tornadoes and flood waters, it doesn't take long to put things into perspective.  You do not have to look far at all to have a heart full of thanks.  It literally leaves me speechless to watch videos of the tornado that ripped through Alabama. 
These are just a few of the pictures of our area.  We experienced flooding like I have never seen in real life this past Monday.


We were also it hard with a hail storm.  I was picking Cilla up from Kid's Day Out and just as we were getting into our car the hail started falling.  It was scary.  But, at the same time I was thankful we were not walking in the parking lot when it started.  My windshield was shattered, but that is easily put into perspective when seeing the devastation that so many others are facing.
Here is a picture I took with my phone of the Shiloh football field covered in hail.   
While it was raining outside we were so fortunate to have a roof over our heads and a safe, dry place to sleep.  Here are some of the things we found to entertain ourselves!
Cilla has a new found hobby of dumping out her puzzles and working them all at one time.  Talk about keeping her busy for a while!  Kuddos to daddy for coming up with this idea!
We had a cereal party (rather than a tea party) with our lovies!
Oh...and we tormented, I mean put socks on Katie, our Golden Retriever!
Like I said, we have so much to be thankful for.  My heart goes out to all of those who have been hit by the weather over the past week.  But even more importantly, I am praying for those who have lost someone that they love.

1 comment:

Ginger said...

You are so right!! My heart and prayers go out to all those affected. In our area a the Lowes we go to was leveled. I have never in my life seen anything like it...So sad...Many business owners and home owners lost so much. We have so much to be thankful for!