We are getting back to "normal" on this beautiful spring day God has blessed us with.
My freshly washed laundry is hanging outside in the wonderful sunshine.
Our electricity and water have been restored.
We are counting our blessings.
Note: My own Pleasant Valley was hit by the 100+ mph winds on Wednesday morning. Huge trees were uprooted the entire length of our little country road, but no one was injured and only minor damage was done to any homes here. We had no damage to our home at all. We watched out our kitchen door as trees were being uprooted and broken in two across the road, but my hanging baskets were not even blown off my front porch. God is good.
Later, that same day, a community less than five miles from us was hit with a tornado. Homes, a little country store, and a church were blown away, and there were many injuries and a few deaths. But, there are also many, many, reports of miracles that occurred. You may not hear the reports on tv of the man (a fellow high school classmate of mine) that was standing on his front porch when the tornado hit. He and his porch were picked up and moved to safety before his house was taken. My sister-in-law's niece and her child took shelter in a room in their home, the only part of their house that was left after the storm was that room.
Many miracles have occurred and neighbors and community ~ near and far~ are helping each other with a compassion you might not see on your tv screen. There is much good among the bad.
I want to thank everyone for your prayers,comments, and emails for your Alabama friend.
You make me feel so loved!