This will be the only post I do on these storms. There are NO words to describe what I've seen. NO WORDS.
I do know that through all of this distruction, God is ABLE. God will restore. I pray daily for those that lost loved ones and for those that lost every single thing.
Even if the storm didn't hit your neighborhood, I think emotionally, everyone has suffered.
Once the storm passed over my house, when it touched down again, it was NOT far from me. We thought it was over. We went outside, talking to our neighbors. We had NO idea that just a little ways away there was total destruction.
It wasn't until a couple days later when our power came back on that we saw JUST how much damage was done:
There is miles and miles and miles of nothing.
They are still recoverying dead bodies.
It's just soooooo very, very sad.
These pictures are from the area where Tony's mom stays.
My SIL from Atlanta was calling us frantic because she had seen some of the damage on the news and when they called out her moms area, she was way past worried. NO ONE could get in touch with my MIL.
We called and called and called. NOTHING. The radio was urging us NOT to come to the area. We finally found her and thank God she was safe.
Alabama has tornado warnings ALL THE TIME. ALL THE TIME. It's as common as the sun shining. I always take them seriously because I hate bad weather. I do not like it.
I've read and heard SO many stories about this storm. This one here just moved me to pieces. It's long but worth the read if you have the time.
I have no idea how long the clean up and rebuild efforts are going to take. NO idea.
We are doing whatever we can to help whenever we can. We do realize this could have been us. I do NOT take that lightly.
A lot of you asked for places you could donate to. Here are a list of them:
If any of you would like to send anything to me to take to the shelters please let me know and I'll inbox you my address. The GREATEST need right now is undergarments (panties, bras, socks, tshirts).
Keep everyone in your prayers.
I'm gonna try NOT to talk about this for a while. Seeing it everyday and hearing about it everyday is just a LOT. Soooo next post will be something happy and sunshine.