Thursday, May 16, 2013
Just a quick little update regarding the tornadoes that blew through our area last night. We spent much of the evening in the basement of the Girls Dorm of Southwestern Adventist University, which is close to our home. Its the towns designated shelter. Melanie, Casi and the children were there with us. Mei-Ling was shaking she was so frightened when they arrived, but, Yen, he is a typical 3 year old boy, he thought maybe it was a volcano and that dinosaurs might be running through town, so he was excited. Sirens keep blaring and the bits and pieces of news we all were hearing was not good. About 5 miles from us, lots of destruction. We had heard that the tornado was travelling down the road by our house. We kept wondering what we would see when we got to leave the shelter. By the grace of God, all was well when we got home. We never even lost electricity. In the shelter, which also houses the Chapel for the dorm, there was much prayer, Bible reading, and hymn singing. If you had to be in a shelter during a storm of this magnitude, this was the best shelter you could find. We have friends with damage to their homes. My sons driveway just about washed away, but the water stopped at his door and didn't get in the house. We had over 6 inches of rain in about 2 hours time. How blessed we have been. We are, safe in His care, once again.
at May 16, 2013
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...