Friday, April 29, 2011


I have spent the last few hours reading blogs, looking at pictures, thinking, reading more blogs, reading newspaper accounts, all that are from the tornado hit areas.  Total devastation.  Be sure and read Stephanie’s story.   Also read Lisa’s account.   The pictures on some sites are like nothing I have ever seen.
This may be too honest for some people.  Tuesday night tornadoes were  spotted all around us.  I have never seen so many sightings and so much jumping around.  This went on all evening.  Normally I am not a worrier about weather, AT ALL.  I just wish instead of breaking into the TV, they would pick one station, and then run the ticker on the other stations. My next thought was “I sure hope we don’t lose power because I need to charge my phone and laptop”.  Just being honest.  It gets worse.  I actually had the thought “I hope this is over tomorrow night so  it does not mess up American Idol”!  At one point, the weatherman seemed to have some panic in his voice and I realized I had my pajamas on…so I walked in my husbands man cave and ask him if he thought I should get dressed. I knew he was watching the weather on another channel…His exact words were, “I will let you know if we need to get in a bathroom”and I went right back to what I was doing.  We never lost power and within a couple of hours the storms had moved on.  This was not one of those scared to death kind of nights, just mildly concerned that they were so many sightings.   I did call both the kids to make sure they were hunkered down…they were and they seemed about as concerned as I was. (not very)
As I look at all the pictures and read the blogs, I know that could have been us the night before.  Why was it them and not us?  That’s the part I don’t get. Life is fragile, life changes in a moment and though I know these things personally, I am reminded of it again this week.  And to be honest I struggle with it. 
As many times as I have watched this, and I happen to be watching when it happened…I want to post it again.  I don’t think any of us can see it too many times….especially this week.

On a lighter note, thanks for all the tips for Amanda. I will be sure and let you know what works. And now for a smile…Jack and his BUBBLES. 
 Jack Bubbles


Kristens Creations said...

Hi Teresa, Just saw your comment. I am so excited about Harley! Isn't he the cutest?

I was just over here reading your post. I am still in shock over all of those tornadoes! I think the same thing...why them and not us? I think that was the same line of storms that brought us all of that hail. There was some rotation right over us, but it never developed. I guess the storms just kept getting stronger after they passed here. I am definitely going to take storms more seriously now! It just doesn't seem real that something can do so much damage, I guess because I've never been in a tornado before. In 1996 one came right through this area, there were no houses here yet. Scary! You would think I would be more worried and I will be from now on. We did have Chase's matress in the tub, but we still were not really prepaired. I'm glad you and your family are safe!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

The devestation is absolutely terrible. We live in TX fairly close to the OK border and get many tornadoes in our area each spring/summer & I'm never one to freak out but I'm respectful of the harm that can occur and seek shelter when the alarms go off. Hubby always giggles at me rounding up my "zoo" and heading for the bathroom. So glad you and all your loved ones are alright.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Theresa said...

We had scary times here too but were spared:) I feel so thankful that we didn't get hit and praying hard for those who did!

Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

DeanO said...

I am glad you are well - We'll never understand this side of glory "why them and not us?" God bless

debi said...

So glad you are safe! The Carrie Underwood / Vince Gill song, never have I been more moved by a song and felt God in the process :-)

I'm encouraged to see how many people have shared it across the world.

Hugs my friend,

Sally said...

I'm glad that you are honest; something I admire. The devastation of those lives lost, their families, their homes gone is unbelievable. Considering the area that was hit the hardest in Alabama shows that none of us are exempt from this kind of tragedy.

Jack is too stinkin' cute! :)

diarydays said...

Hey Teresa,

I enjoy reading your blogs! You are so sweet. It's crazy to see how many lives are lost through tragedies like these.

You are most definately right to say life is fragile. :)

talk soon,


Sassy Granny ... said...

It all seems so far removed from us here in the Pacific NW. Yet I know tragedies of different sorts touch down here, too - - sometimes in the form of volcanic eruptions or earthquakes; and sometimes in the tornado of soul. I think we are all hit at various times and in various ways.

It boggles the mind to see on the news the horrendous destruction throughout your are.

Blessings & prayers,

Chris H said...

I am glad you and your family were safe. so sad about all who were killed or affected by the dreadful weather.
Love the bubbles!

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