I hope your day has been blessed and beautiful. Thankfully to the Lord, our's has been.
What a precious gift ordinary days are. This evening we watched a bunch of tornado videos on the internet. We used to live in Tuscaloosa, so as we watched a video of a helicopter flying over Tuscaloosa, we were looking for familiar landmarks.
It is a beautiful city, where my parents met, married, and lived for 10 years. It was the birthplace of the 4 oldest children and much of it was devastated and destroyed.
The home we used to live in was in a part of the town that was decimated. We watched tornadoes ripping across parking lots and blowing up transmitters, and what a little neighborhood looked like 1 hour after it hit.
We have been thinking about and praying for the Lee family, and the Crawfords and others ever since we heard about their situations. Our hearts have been so touched by the humble thankfulness and true trust in the Lord these families have exhibited during this time of extreme trial.
They have inspired our family, and continue to do so. When we wash a dish, we think of Mrs. Lee, of Mrs. Crawford. How thankful I am to have a dish to wash. Or a bed to make. No matter what happens, nothing can seperate us from the love of God. Blessed be Your name, Lord.
"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." -Psalm 90, 12