Friday, April 10, 2009

Friends . . .

We are fine - so far we survived the big tornado without any damage {we think?!} I saw it drop out of the sky in front of the house. I have no real perception of how far it was, but with all the phone calls and news coverage it seemed to be about a quarter of a mile from the house. We started throwing all the Christmas stuff out of the closet that goes under our staircase. The kids thought we were throwing some kind of party! That should tell you how the stuff was flying through the air while the closet was being cleared!

We sit here with no electricity. We hear sirens in the distance. Please pray for the families around us. The neighborhood between us and our zoned school has several flattened houses and assuming some causalities. We also hear that several neighborhoods across town have been hit.

It seems the storms are over {for now.} You never know with crazy-Tennessee weather.

I will keep you all posted.

29 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, I had no idea! I will be keep you (and those near) in my thoughts & prayers! Take care.

shabby girl said...

I see they're expecting more possibilities of tornados for your area. You could fix up the closet into a really cool fort just to keep them in there!
Stay safe!!!

chesley said...

i was thinking about you guys! my mom was driving back from atlanta not listening to the radio & I called her to see where she was. she was right in your neck of the woods so they stopped at cracker barrel. she's spent the better part of the afternoon in the bathroom there! glad everyone is safe at your house!

Susan said...

Me and Holli were thinking of you guys. Glad everyone is ok. We defiently have some crazy weather around here!!

Holli said...

Glad you all are ok! Sorry my call was dropped while I was talking with you, I just had to know that my Wheeler peeps were good!

Swan Family said...

Glad to hear you are okay! Praise the Lord...we will be praying for you and the families around you. Take Care

Robin said...

Oh Kim, I am so glad ya'll are safe! I will be praying for your neighbors!!

{{{HUGS}}}} and ^^^^PRAYERS^^^^

Robin

Gaston Studio said...

Am so glad it missed you guys and will be praying for others in this terrible storm's path.

Am concerned about my daughter and grandkids because they left NC this a.m. to drive back to Atlanta. I kept calling her with updates until a little while ago when she got within range of Atlanta radio stations!

Michelle said...

I'm glad you are safe. I'll say a prayer for you and those around you. Take care!!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Oh, No~I had no idea! So Glad that you and your family are safe. I will remember the other families who have experienced great loss. Take Care.
~Marci

Queenneenee said...

holy moly~I guess I should go read the news. I just got home from work. Glad you're safe. Stay in that closet!

Alex and Jill said...

WOW...I'm so glad you're okay. It luckily went around us, last night. They were dropping down all around us in Arkansas, as well. Tornadoes scare me to death.

Praying for the families that experienced loss, last night.

((HUGS))

newmanfamily said...

Glad you all are ok! My first thought when I saw it hit Murfreesboro was you guys. Just shows the small world via Internet, just from reading your blog my first thoughts were with your family.
Lori

jennifer said...

I love your work and I live in Nashville. My girls and I were hunkered down with you guys. I will be praying for you and those around you too.

Paige said...

Praying for you and your family, and for all those who live around you who have suffered from this storm.

So glad to hear you are ok!

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

I have been thinking about you and your family. I'm glad to hear that you're okay. I love Tennessee, but HATE the tornado season! I'll keep your neighbors in my prayers!

Workaholic Momma said...

My kids and I were praying for you through the storm. We will continue to pray for you community.

When we lost our power for several days during Ike and during an ice storm this winter we just told the kids we were camping out in the living room.

If you need anything please post it.

HouseMama said...

Praying for you, the hubby and the little ones.

Cara said...

thanks for letting us know that you are okay... i was worried!!!

Sandy Toes said...

I am so glad you are safe!
sandy toe

Kat said...

Good to hear that you're ok! I've got an old friend that lives in Murfreesboro and they're ok too.

J Family said...

I learned about this from your post! No one in my family called- probably because I would FREAK OUT (little emotional these pregnancy days)! My family is all safe but I am not looking forward to seeing the damage, trying to catch something on the news now.

Lea Ann said...

So glad you guys are all safe! Will be praying for those around you.

Bama Girl in AZ said...

OH my! Prayers for everyone there. Gee I do not miss that weather at all! Can remember some awfully frightful times in Bama! Stay safe!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

I am so glad to hear that ya'll are ok. I thought of you as soon as I heard your town name on the weather channel. Then thought "Oh NO. We're next!" We live about 45 miles north of Chattanooga and we stayed hunkered down in one of our bath tubs. Being from Arizona, I WAS SKEERED!
We are w/o power also.

I know God was with us as well. I dont know if we had an actual tornado touch down, but there are trees down all over.

God bless you.

Kelly

Cindy said...

What a beautiful blog you have. The header is especially amazing. You have a real gift for design.

Cindy
www.lacheapskate.blogspot.com

Amy said...

So scary, glad you and your family are all safe.

Tiffany said...

Oh my I didn't realize that it had hit near you. I will keep your family and those around you in my prayers. I am thankful for you that your home and family are safe.

Danine said...

Wow, wow, wow! Been kinda of away from the computer...tv...news for the last couple days. Have no idea what's even happening in the world. Thank goodness you and yours are ok. Keeping everyone else in my prayers! God Bless