Thursday, April 28, 2011


Last year I wrote about the scariest thing I’d heard that day.  Terrifying yes, but not as terrifying as hearing that a tornado a half mile wide is barreling down on the city you live in. I’m not one to normally panic, but I have to say that the word tornado is really scary. Especially so when you don’t have a basement to seek cover in. And how on earth do you avoid something of that size? 

According to reports, six tornados touched down in our community yesterday and if you haven’t watched the news, the state of Alabama, like much of the South has experienced terrible devastation.

My family is safe. I’m thankful that while hundreds lost their lives and many lost their homes, we suffer only a mild inconvenience in comparison. We are without electric and expect not to have any for the next four to five days. Thankfully, we do have our home, food, safe drinking water, candles, flashlights and most of all we have each other.

You won’t hear from me until next week. In the meantime, will you join me in praying for those families that have lost everything?  Those who have lost their homes, have experienced injury?  Or those who no longer have their father, mother, husband, wife or child?

And will you do me another favor? Next time you hear a tornado siren, please don’t ignore it.


  1. Almost UnschoolersApril 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Glad to hear you're safe - already praying!

  2. So happy to hear that your family is alright. I am praying for those who have been affected by these terrible tornado's.

  3. I am so happy to hear you all are fine. I have been praying for everyone down there affected by all those storms. My daughter got caught in the flash floods in Arkansas with her new baby, both are fine. It is some crazy weather we are having all over this Spring. Keep Safe!

  4. Tonya, I'm happy to hear you are ok. I've been thinking about you today. We had a little study on tornados today, now the kids don't want to travel. YIKES! But we will be praying!

  5. So glad you are ok!!

  6. I''m glad you're ok. What a scary and devasting storm.

  7. ((Tonya and Family)) We were watching a 20/20 special on TV last night about the tornadoes. We hadn't realize just how destructive and numerous they've been! How scary! I'm glad you're safe...and pray that others will be protected!

  8. So thankful that you and your family are safe. The tornados skipped us then moved on to North and South Carolina. We had one tornado warning for our county. Prayers are lifted up to everyone affected by this tragedy. When your home gets back to normal would you email me. I am interested in talking with you about how you do high school for your kids. I will be looking at this in a couple of years and would rather not take the traditional road of classes. Just want someones ear to bend who is going through it. Take care and be safe.

  9. It's good to hear that you didn't have to deal with the tornadoes, too!

    I'll shoot you an email and we can chat about homeschooling. It will be a welcome break. :)


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