Monday, April 18, 2011

Devastation in NC.


I have to say that I am extremely lucky to have only suffered a minor inconvenience of no electricity for a couple hours from this devastating storm. A number of my fellow North Carolinians have lost so much. Roads, schools and a number of businesses are closed today. Please pray for all affected. I know there are a number of you who are also from North Carolina, and I would love to know if all is well with you. Once more, another grim reminder of just how fleeting life is and why it shouldn’t be taken for granted. XX

36 comments :

  1. Such sadness in my heart for all of you in North Carolina. My prayers are with you all !

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  2. my cousin is in north carolina! praying everything is ok in her neighborhood! and yours!
    xo
    sami

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  3. Keeping them in my prayers..couldn't believe when I read and heard about the devastation. Unreal. Our weather has gotten so crazy...I think they said at one point there were like 92 tornados or something around that number touching down at various places. So glad you were safe and sound but my heart and prayers go out to those who were not so lucky and to their families.

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  4. Oh Stacey, I know! My husband is traveling and he called home to see if we were alright. We didn't get much at all but nice heavy rain. I was shocked when I turned on the T.V. I am glad my fellow NC girl is a-okay. Hugs to you!! Love, Kel

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  5. Hi Stacey,
    I was thinking of you, glad to read you are ok, take care hon, Maureen x

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  6. So glad you're ok! It's so hard to see people lose so much so fast. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts!

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  7. Having grown up in Oklahoma, I know ALL about how devastating tornadoes and storms can be. :[ I'm glad you guys are alright!

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  8. stacey, i thought of you all weekend. so sorry for the difficulties in your home town; so happy you are ok.

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  9. I'm working with Joni to prepare some sort of fund raising effort for those who were affected. We suffered no damage at our home but it was quite scary. Glad you're okay.

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  10. As I watched this on the news throughout the weekend, I thought of you. I am so glad you are okay!!

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  11. With living just a few miles from NC, I did hear about all of the devastation. It saddened my spirit.
    Never imagined a tornado would come this way until a few months ago.
    Sad times for many.




    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  12. With living just a few miles from NC, I did hear about all of the devastation. It saddened my spirit.
    Never imagined a tornado would come this way until a few months ago.
    Sad times for many.




    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  13. Weather every where has been crazy and I'm so glad to hear you and yours are fine Stacey. My heart goes out to everyone effected across the states!

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  14. Stacey, I thought of you the last two days. happy you are ok. Many hugs to you

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  15. So sorry to hear the news Stacie.

    Lisa xx

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  16. So glad you're ok! We've been getting them around here a lot lately too. Luckily no damage in my immediate area yet, other than trees down and such. Let's hope storm season is almost over!

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  17. So sorry to read of the aftermath of the storm, Stacey, but I am pleased you and your family are keeping safe over there. Hugs. xx

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  18. Glad to hear that you're fine. Such craziness.

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  19. Yes, it is surreal to drive around parts of the base (Camp Lejeune) and see such devastation. The tornado touched down in base housing and completely destroyed houses, cars and a school. It's just crazy.

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  20. So sorry to hear about these devistating storms. Praying for everyone and so happy to hear you're ok. xo

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  21. Good to know you are OK! Praying for everyone!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  22. Thinking of you and so relieved to hear you are okay. Tornadoes are the scariest things...lived through one in my teens that I'll never forget. Hang in there and good luck w/teaching, too.

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  23. I couldnt believe there were 250 storms in about 5 different states. I didnt know you were from NC...I actually thought you lived overseas for some reason. But Im glad you and your family are okay. Its crazy to think how much damage there is and lives lost.

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  24. Life is indeed fleeting - every day is a gift. Glad you and your family are alright.

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  25. What a tragedy! I heard about it earlier today and couldn't believe it. I'm glad that you and your family are ok. And the people who were less fortunate are in my thoughts. xoxo

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  26. I'm so glad to hear that you had no damage, and much more importantly, that you and your family are safe!

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  27. Oh sweet one, I know this type of scenario. Here in Minneapolis, we have severe weather at this time of year. About 4 years ago, our neighbor's tree fell on our dining room! Thank God, no one was hurt, but yes, life is fleeting and any turn can change life. I pray that all of you stay well and safe. Bises, Anita

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  28. We had lots of rain and wind in the Piedmont and our daughter in the Eastern part of NC, but no real disasters in our towns...so happy you are all okay.

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  29. oh dear stacey! i am so glad you are ok, i can't believe all these storms in april. definitely thinking safe thoughts for your side of the states.

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  30. My parents actually had a tornado go right through their neighborhood in January! They are still fixing the damage to their house. I was in complete and utter amazement when they called and told me about it. Seriously stunned. You never think these things could happen to you or anybody you know, right?!


    Glad you're alright!

    xo jess
    http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

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  31. Having lived in Charlotte for 5 years, where both my boys were born.....I am especially touched by this terrible storm and the toll it is taking on the genteel state of NC.

    My thoughts are with you and all those affected.
    xo Elizabeth

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  32. My mom filled me in and I couldn't believe it. Glad you are ok. I heard some areas were hit pretty hard.

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  33. My first thought was that your brand new home had been damaged. I'm happy your family and your home remain unscathed. To lose everything is unimaginable. My heart aches for all.

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  34. I'm glad to hear you're ok. We've had our fair share of devastating weather here in Australia recently, it's frightening. Rachaelxx

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  35. Having grown up in Kansas, I know how everyone in NC feels right about now. I was in a tornado when I was 8 that demolished everything around us, leaving us fully intact inside a home with no basement. I feel so fortunate to have survived such a tragic storm when so many others didn't. 8 years later, another tornado came through that same path, this time wiping everything clean, including my grandparent's house! It's not easy to start over like that but it sure pulls a community together.

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