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I love God!! I am a travelling RN working in labor & delivery. I have an AWESOME son & daughter in law and a brand new grandson! They will be fabulous parents because THEY are outstanding. I love the Seattle Seahawks...my favorite player hands down is Richard Sherman for a number of reasons. I love to draw portraits and I am dabbling with mixed media painting...I suppose I'm an artist! I love photography, but I'm a novice & am constantly practicing as I make my way through God's wonderful creation.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Where Did The Week Go?

Hmmm, what has been going on that has caused me to neglect my countdown for an entire week? Lets see....
  • I had my car "fitted" with a lovely tow package so I can put the remainder of my earthly belongings into a Uhaul trailor and drag them across the country.
  • I took a 4.5 mile walk/jog (about 1.5 miles of which was beach) during which I jammed out to some upbeat tunes via iPhone. When I left the house my iPod was in my pocket as a backup because the battery on my phone was close to dying. When I got back to the house my iPod was no longer in my pocket. :(  Yes, I LOST my iPod. I choose to believe that someone very down on their luck found it and it made their day!! 
  • I mowed the lawn and then retraced my steps attempting to locate my lost iPod. Success? Nope. That poor soul who found it continues to rock out with it.
  • I enjoyed a lovely breakfast with some very sweet friends.
  • I played bingo with my Mom. Did we win? Nope! Did we have fun? Of Course!!
  • I had the pleasure of speaking to my most favorite man!
Last, but certainly not least, I prayed for the hundreds of people who were effected by the EF-5 tornado that ripped through the little town I just moved away from; Vilonia, Arkansas. This would be the place my (most favorite man) Kory would call his "home town." V-Town is where he grew up, where he graduated from high school. Now, the field house at VHS no longer exists. Keith's gas station no longer exists. I am hearing from numerous people that the town is almost unrecognizable.
They say it was 3 1/2 miles wide.

In our subdivision, there were numerous homes effected. The tree that had been growing in our front yard vanished, there was a mattress in the back yard, a storage building from who knows where landed next to our garage and knocked the water spiget off the house which in turn caused a steady stream of water to shoot out of the house, the home directly across the street and the one next to it both lost their roofs, and there were massive amounts of debris everywhere.

I know that this is merely the tip of the iceberg. There were 4 confirmed fatalities in Vilonia and numerous injuries along with miles of power outage & destruction. Hearing these things brings to the forefront how thankful I am to God. I feel fortunate for so many reasons!  First of all, I don't live there anymore! The home that contains so many of my material possessions is still standing. My Maximus was inside the house and he is alive and well. My ex-husband was in the house with Max and he is also alive and well. The storm and tornados travelled toward Searcy where my Kory lives, but it missed Harding and his neighborhood so he also is alive and well. The friends I know who live in Vilonia are alive. Many took big hits to their homes and businesses, but they are physically safe. 

I realize that there were many prayers being offered. For this I am grateful and I'm requesting continued prayer as so many begin to rebuild their lives. Please pray for my safety as well since that is exactly where I am headed in just 9 short days!!

Blessings & Peace

1 comment:

  1. I've been in an earthquake (Alaska) and a flood (Indiana) but never a tornado. They are all destructive. Pray for those who lost loved ones. It's a reminder to those of us alive that we never know how soon our name will be called. Lets live evey day for Jesus as if it were going to be our last.

    And....thanks for the gracious comment you left on my blog. I do covet you as a follower as we both follow Him.

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