Thursday, May 16, 2013

Long Night


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. 


10 comments:

Roses around the door... said...

Oh patty thankfully you are all safe and were together! The power of prayer x

Simply Shelley said...

Thankful you all are safe this morning.Praying for others who are suffering today....blessings

Mary Ann said...

Thank heavens you made it through the storm with His help.

La Tea Dah said...

What a night! Thank God for a new day. Hopefully the storms will stay away from now on and you'll have a peaceful summer.

LaDonna
Gracious Hospitality

Jessie S said...

glad you're okay.

Kathy in Illinois said...

I was wondering if you lived near those tornadoes. I'm so glad you all kept safe and your home wasn't damaged. We live in Tornado Alley too and it is my worst nightmare to think of a tornado coming at us.
God bless, Kathy in Illinois

ஐღReneeღஐ said...

We had one touch down not far from us in Nocona.
Here at the house we got High winds,No hail,and 4 inches of rain.

Glad your ok.
Blessings,Renee

Rosemary said...

I thought of you all and prayed. I was sp glad to read your post.

Morning's Minion said...

A tornado has to be one of nature's most frightening scenes. Here in KY we've had them pass through a few miles away--close enough to here the roar of the wind.
Glad that you are safe--sometimes it seems as though the destruction is completely random.

Lucy said...

I'm glad your are all safe!

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