Thursday, April 28, 2011

Checking in…

I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers you’ve sent our way in light of the awful weather event that occurred in Alabama (and elsewhere in the South) last night. There are no words for something like this. We’re fortunate that the most severe storms stayed slightly to the north of us. It was absolutely horrifying to watch it all unfold last night knowing that many friends and loved ones were in harm’s way, and that at any moment it could happen to us, too. We live just outside of Montgomery, Alabama. The county directly north of ours, Elmore County, was hit particularly hard. My husband is (at this moment) taking part in the search and recovery effort. The death toll is absolutely staggering. I type this message with tears and humbly ask for your continued prayers throughout this ordeal. I can’t even wrap my mind around the devastation that has occurred. In Tuscaloosa, in Birmingham, in Cullman, and the list goes on and on. Entire city blocks with buildings and homes have been completely leveled.  We have friends who have lost homes, but fortunately, no confirmed deaths among anyone that we know at this point.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~ Phillipians 4:6-7

5 comments:

The Mac's House said...

So happy to see you post that you guys are ok.

The south has been in my prayers.

Hugs to you and your husband during this horrific tragedy.

MAYBELLINE said...

So glad you are safe and able to help others in need there.
It's simply fascinating to watch.

Sue said...

how tragic, my thoughts are with everyone effected by this.

I'm so glad that your friends and family are safe

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hi Melissa, I am so glad that you and your family are ok. Same with us, it has been awful here also. My prayers go out to all of the victims of these storms.

Diane@Peaceful Acres Farm said...

I was thinking and praying for you all in particular. Glad to hear that all is well on your homestead, but it is chilling to try and grasp the ramifications of this tragedy. They have passed up to our neighborhoods as well and it's been just nerve wracking. Still praying for all and especially for your husband and the rescue teams. What a heart wrenching job. God's peace.