My blog will likely be very quiet this week. Our last week was not quite what we had expected or anticipated! Yet, my family is all still safe and we are confident that God is watching over us even when these things happen.
Our hometown was hit by Hurricane Matthew on Friday night. We did get word that our house is ok other than some ripped screens on the porch and lots of debris everywhere including tree limbs. I have not been back home yet and it will still be several days more before I go home.
Life will not be completely back to normal for a little while yet I expect with getting grocery stores re stocked, finding gas, no electricity, etc.
Let me take this opportunity to say how proud I am of my husband and all the other public servant First Responders who have worked tirelessly on our behalf to keep our community safe. They have sent their families on without them, pulled all nighters, eaten MRE's and dealt with so many other things. I am just so proud of this team of men and women including power line workers, medical personnel and more.
We sang this song at church yesterday and it seemed so appropriate for what our last week has held:
Also, I want to give a big shout out to my sweet friend Jill and her family who have hosted us with joy, warmth and made us feel so at home. Friends like this are a gift and blessing. I am so grateful!
Thank you also to so many of you who prayed for the safety of families in the path of the storm, for our homes, our families, our communities. I also have felt gratitude for the surrounding communities who have welcomed many extra people into their circles the past week. I hope I have the opportunity to serve someone else in this way some day.