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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Tornado Hits Virginia

April 27th consisted of a huge storm that came across our area.  We were coming back from Youth Group when Justin, the kids and I heard on the radio that certain counties should seek shelter due to possible tornadoes.  Even the TV had the local breaking weather coverage on it, advising certain counties in the area to seek shelther.  My Mom called shortly after we walked through the door to make sure we all were okay.  Of course, a lot of people were doing a lot of praying, and thankfully our family (and home) are fine, but a nearby county did have a tornado hit them and they have a lot of destruction because of it.  I also have seen across the news that there have been several tornadoes in other states as well. 

My husband helps in clearing the right of way for the electric company (he does tree work) and he has been on several storm damage trips to work on helping restore power.  He told me yesterday that this is the worst he has ever seen as far as the destruction goes.  My husband is working long hours to help in power restoration efforts for the area hit.  The local news is covering the nearby county and so many people lost their homes and even a few lost their lives.

My husband said some tractor and trailers that were in a parking lot he passed looked like something our son would have did with his toy trucks when piling them all together.  Others on the local news were saying how they were just praying that nothing would happen to their kids.

This brings me to think that the verse from Psalm 145:14 is very appropriate during this time.  It reads The LORD upholdeth all that fall , and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

My daughter told me yesterday how hard she was praying the night of this storm as she was afraid we were going to be struck by this tornado...she was talking about how God listened to her prayers.  I also believe that He listens to prayers...some people may have been praying just as hard as we were when this storm hit and they may have been greatly impacted...but know God knows the reason for all things!!  Everyone affected by this terrible storm is in our prayers.


  1. I am so glad you are okay! I can't believe how bad the storms have been this spring. Scary!

  2. Hi! I am here for Hop Along Friday. I'm following you and hope you'll follow me too!

  3. We too are in VA. We were under Tornado Warning at 10:30 at night and actually had to get the littles out of bed to make way to the playroom/basement. Luckily It wasn't as bad as they said it was going to be where we are.

    Glad you are ok, What county are you in?


  4. God has a plan for everything and everyone. Prayers are with all that were affected.

    I am a new follower from the hop!

  5. We have been praying for your state. The pictures showing up show such devestation. I'm so thankful your family is safe. May God bless your husband as he works to help those who are grieving the lost of property and family.

  6. Hello! I am stopping by from the TGIFriday Blog Hop! I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more. I hope you will stop by my blog and follow me back :)

  7. I've seen terrible photos on the news of the damage and destruction. Glad to hear you were OK. Nice meeting you, I'll be back.

  8. Praying for you!

    I just found your blog through one of the Saturday blog hops! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Amanda @

  9. You have some beautiful images in your blog! I have always wished I was good with a camera. Never that lucky lol. I found you from the Weekend Hop. It is so nice to meet you, can't wait to read more!