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~Henri Cartier-Bresson



Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fears that become Reality

I want to say a prayer. I'm learning that this is an ongoing habit that helps me maintain an understanding of the things that I don't understand.
This prayer is for all of the folks that live in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, and anywhere that these Tornadoes are touching down bringing death and destruction to the lives of people in the Midwest and the East.
I pray for the little two year old that lost her whole family and was found in an Indiana field.
I pray for the 65 year old woman who was still saying her hail Marys as she was being interviewed.
For the emergency responders who are trying so hard to find people.
For the people who carry their animals and are picking through the ruins of their houses to find small pieces of their lives.
 I pray for a stunned town that is trying to face all the cameras and news people, standing in front of their homes that aren't there anymore, with what seems like bravery beyond reason.
This is such a tragic thing.
\A blogging friend has writing a post that I would like to share with you.
Please go to:
http://workingtheearth.blogspot.com/2012/03/question-ing.html

Something is different about these storms.
Prayers are in order....
It's one thing we can do... whether anyone is listening or not.

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

thank you...my sister had a tornado pass through their neighborhood...it took out the row of houses directly behind hers...close...and many not so lucky...

Suz said...

I'm with you Farmlady...prayers already offered up...especially for that little one

Mary Ann said...

We're listening here in Kansas. My husband knows first hand... he works for the Dept. of Emergency Management and spent 3 days in Harveyville this week, going back tomorrow. They need our prayers, our help, and plenty of it! How good of you to say so, and to share the other post I am going to go read now!

joanne said...

Thank you for putting into words the thoughts and feeling that so many of us have right now...helplessness.

Dianne said...

I wept when I read that the little two year girl had died. So terribly sad. Years ago, my family and I lived in Kentucky for 7 years and survived a terrible storm there. The sky turned green and there were horizontal sheets of hard rain. A large limb of an Oak tree came through the roof and into my daughter's bedroom and the back porch was torn from the house. The house directly across the street was literally torn in half. I agree - we all need to pray for these families...

LV said...

We have no troubles compared to these poor families. Nature is not always kind to us. So sad.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Amen.

Paxie said...

I've been praying for them. I just wrote down the donation info for the Grandmother who lost five family members...the latest being the precious little angel you mentioned. She had no money to give them a proper burial.

Breaks your heart in two...

Chef E said...

Growing up my mother would tell stories of them destroying things on their farm, and then they would come, touching down just feet from our home, and taking people and taking their things with it.

I traveled to a town just outside of Austin as they touched down in front of our car, fear presses down the gas or break, then cyclones grew and took out a whole town just to our right (se). Returning to Dallas we decided to drive through the main street and it was horrifying- huge 100 year old trees uprooted laying on their side and only foundations of homes left with debris scattered knowing only a few survived it.

And my mother thought going into the bathtub would save us seven kids under one twin mattress.

My heart breaks every time a life is lost...and it is already in a million pieces as you know.