Friday, April 29, 2011

we are fine

Hi, everybody. I've been glued to the storm coverage just like a lot of people. In our particular part of metro Atlanta, we got socked with a scary looking and sounding storm (that kind of ominous lightning that never lets up, just flashes constantly), strong winds and rain, but no property damage and no injuries to ourselves. There was a lightning strike near my MIL's house, and she said it sounded like a bomb went off.

My family in Alabama was not so lucky. I spoke with my Mom and sisters in Huntsville. They say north Alabama is without power, and will be for several days. There's limited gas available, and cars are lined up for hours. Refrigerators and freezers full of food are going to waste. My Aunt Georgia's house in Cullman took a direct hit from the tornado, but the group in her basement, including my Dad, who had just arrived, are all ok. Thank you to God!

My heart goes out to those families who were not so lucky, and who suffered terrible loss and destruction in these storms.

14 comments:

  1. Glad to here you guys are okay. My family is in Hunstville and Cullman as well. They made it through with minimal damage, praise God! We will continue to pray for everyone. Thanks for the update!

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  2. I'm glad your family is ok. I can't imagine the devastation in Alabama right now. It's heartbreaking.

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  3. I've been thinking of you, and grateful you are well. Our prayers have been with all those who are hurting and in distress.

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  4. I am so glad you are okay. I did not know the storms went up into Georgia, though it makes sense. I'm sorry for your Aunt's house, but I'm glad the people are all safe. That's what matters!

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  5. good to read that you are OK, but sorry to hear about your family in Alabama ~ hoping things get better very soon

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  6. My family in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham is okay, but I can't imagine what the clean up is going to be like. It is so heartbreaking to see the damage.

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  7. Glad your family is okay! I've been watching the news and what a horrible event. I'll keep you (and everyone afeected) in my thoughts.

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  8. My thoughts and prayers go out for all who've been affected by the storms! I'm glad you're okay. The storms in the south this spring have been unbelievable!

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  9. Even in the midst of tragedies, God is still good! I'm glad you and your family are safe.

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  10. I am so very glad to hear you and your family are safe!

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  11. Our preacher and family have relatives in Cullman who rode out the storm in their shelter, but were devastated to the loss of life and property in their beautiful town. I could hardly believe the interviews on TV -- and hear hope and calm in peoples' voices, in the midst of that destruction. Our hearts and prayers go out to those strong Southerners, especially to your family. We're so grateful you, Michael and the girls are okay.

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  12. bless your heart...praying for all those involved.

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  13. Our prayers are with you! reetings from Germany
    marit

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  14. Our prayers are with you! Thank god all are fine!
    Greetings from Germany
    marit

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