Saturday, April 30, 2011

Total destruction

We were very lucky to be missed by the tornadoes that ripped through the South on Wednesday. The more we hear and see about the destruction and fatalities, the more saddened we are. Everyone seems to want to help, though, and that is all anyone is talking about around here. I hope that the donations and volunteerism continue until the needs are met.

I really feel for all the parents out there whose college students won't come home, for all the mamas trying to feed their babies with no homes to live in, and for everyone displaced or who lost loved ones.

Nicholas and I are trying to what we can. Nicholas went down and volunteered on Thursday and dropped off clothes and towels. I baked bread and monster cookies for a family whose extended family (20+ people) moved in with them after losing everything in the storm. Yesterday, Nicholas and I heard on the news about items needed, so we headed to Walmart with Olivia and loaded the van with supplies. The mayor is asking people to stay out while search and rescue finishes, so we are waiting to hear from the volunteer place about what to do next.


  1. Thank you for your grateful and helpful spirit.

  2. So glad you guys are safe!