Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

To all who are Mother's! We had quite an exciting Mother's Day Eve here. Dodging tornadoes is not my idea of fun. But, we were way more fortunate that our friends west of here in Joplin. Apparently there is some devastating damage down there. A new scrapbooking friend, Shannon with KISS Crop n Shop sent me an email this morning. She has had some customer's who have lost everything. She got a call from her parents right after the storm hit and they were terrified. No injuries, but lots of damage. She said the reported fatalities in her county (Newton) is now up to 11. Unbelievable.
Judy and I went to Sarah and Dale's with all 3 dogs. We didn't have anything to speak of... just some rain and thunder and lightening. But, after the storm passed, we got a call from Gerry and Lisa telling us to go outside and look in the sky. We kept seeing "stuff" falling from the sky. Megan and Ben went out in the yard in the rain. They kept finding things and were bringing them in the house. Pieces of carpet, roofing, broken zip ties... and then, they started finding pieces of a bible and a cookbook. Who's bible? Who's cookbook? Who's carpet? Who's roof? Wow. It was a little unnerving to say the least.
Today is sunny and beautiful. A little cool, but beautiful. I will be praying for those who are not having such a great day and are just trying to dig out from under the rubble and find their memories.