Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 27, 2011

Have you ever seen the aftermath of a war zone? What happened here yesterday much worse. I feel beyond thankful that we were unharmed and untouched by the havoc the touched barely 100 yards away from my sister's house. Not everyone was as lucky. Actually, I know they weren't. I saw it with my own eyes. It took my breath away. And this was only one neighborhood. It happened in several others. Several people I know have lost everything. The college town I spent many days in is now a pile of ruble for someone to clean up. The shops I visited, the roads I drove on are all gone. In an instant, everything was taken. Like I said, I am very thankful to have had nothing damaged in that storm. Several HUNDRED were not so lucky. Several peoples lives were taken, and there are still people left to be found today. A good friend huddled in his bathtub while every wall in his apartment uprooted right beside him. He is thankful to still be here. Several other friends lost childhood homes. For them it wasn't just belongings that can eventually be replaced, it was their entire life. I don't know what that feels like. I don't want to even imagine that feeling. As my brother in law and I were walking the streets last night, I told him, we aren't taught this in nursing school. The chaos in the hospital is very much controlled. The chaos last night was far from it. There were people wandering around looking for anything they could find. We were just walking around in a state a shock. What happened in the south yesterday was very much a disaster. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.

 The first picture is one of my good friend's jeep.
The rest are from my sister's community.


  1. I am so happy that you and your family are ok Lindsay.... mine are too... it was a long night waiting to hear from them all. They are without power but they are alright.

    My prayers are with everyone in AL that was affected by the storm.... my mom was born in AL so I have lots of extended family there. We're thinking of you all.

  2. Oh my. I'm so happy that you are alright and will be praying for everyone in your area who seems to have lost a lot.



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