I had a bunch of posts and pictures on various subjects just waiting to be shared with ya’ll today but a phone call yesterday changed all that.
After leaving a couple off messages with some of our dear friends in TN right after the rash of destructive & deadly tornadoes, I finally heard back from them. Thankfully, the good news is they are OK but a dear mutual “friend” of theirs wasn’t so lucky. My heart just sank when I learned the Lee family of Alabama lost their father and home – leaving behind 13 children. What a testament to faith and family she had to share with me that morning.
Even though I never met the Lee family in person, I felt that I’ve gotten to “know” them through the glowing stories Ms Vickie would share via the long phone conversations we would have and through the wonderful photos on the family’s blog of their trips to their “farm.” Ms Vickie went on to describe what they witnessed first hand in Alabama. The community was there on the ground helping out in every way they could. She went on to say that when “official aid” arrived, the family didn’t even need its assistance! Talk about pulling together & resources through a crisis!
So, just as soon as I hung up the phone, I marched on over to the pantry and starting pulling out jars of preserves and such. I had to do something constructive with my sorrow and put together a little care package for the family.
Also, it was such a blessing to read comments from readers and fellow bloggers after we had a “roll call.” Please feel free to update us and our readers on your situation – how are ya’ll fairing? News is now there’s been some heavy rains and flooding. Hope everyone is safe & sound.