Monday, October 10, 2016

Another Hurricane Update

Good morning, friends -

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. 

18 comments:

Becky said...

Thank you so much for posting. You, and your family, have been on my heart frequently over the last few days. And, I thought I remembered your husband being in the realm of first responders and I have prayed for him specifically. Take the time you need. Your family will stay in our hearts.

peggy said...

I am so glad you are safe.

Mom said...

I add my gratitude for David and others who have worked long hours in tough conditions during this storm as well as our appreciation for Jill and her family who have hosted you and the children so graciously. THANK YOU!!!

Melanie said...

Our family is praying for you. God is with you.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are all safe and your home made it through with only minor issues. I was thinking about your husband and happy that they are safe as well. Enjoy your time, will look forward to your homecoming. :o)
Jo

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Glad to hear from you. I have been praying.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family.
Kim Flannery

Anonymous said...

Monica, I am so thankful to hear your family is safe and your home has not had extensive damage. We have been through a few hurricanes here in southeast Texas. It really turns things upside down. It has also caused us to see what a blessing our friends and neighbors are and how faithful God is. :)

Andrea L.

*carrie* said...

Yes--thankful for all of this!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh I hate to hear that your hometown got hit! I know there will be so much work that will have to be done to clean up. So glad that you had a safe place to stay throughout it all and that your husband is safe, definitely a tough job in such a situation as this... MRE's don't sound so great, I know he will be glad to have your home cooked meals again when you get back home. :)

Simply Farmhouse said...

Glad you all are safe...many prayers for all the families that where hit by Matthew.
God is Faithful!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to your Mom's comment. So thankful David and all of you are safe. Praying for your safe return home. Love you lots, Grandma/Nana

Terri S said...

Monica, Thank you so much for sharing your life and showing God's faithfulness through it all. I am thankful to Him that you have been blessed with the love and care of Jill and her family and that David and the others who worked tirelessly and continue to do so are safe. May he continue to sustain you and give you peace.
Blessings to you and your family.

Laura Lane said...

My cousin's family was in the storm too. All safe. Praise God for you all. Be careful.
Hugs,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

So grateful to hear you're okay...

thinking of you!!

Huskerbabe said...

Glad to hear you are all safe. Praying you are able to go home and be together as a family soon.

Anonymous said...

So thankful you all are safe!!!! ~tammy

Elise said...

So happy you and your family are safe, also that your home suffered minimal damage-what a blessing! What a wonderful friend Jill is to host your family! I hope to likewise be able to be a blessing to someone like she has.