My blogging vacation was a bit long than I planned.
Last Wednesday night, my area was hit by a tornado. I had no clue it was even coming. I never watch the news with the kids around and they were watching Disney because it was raining out. We had just been out playing in the sprinkler because it was so hot and humid and had come in because it had started to thunder. My husband called a little after 4 and said he had just got in the car to come home and the radio station was reporting tornado warnings for our area. He wanted me to get the kids in the cellar to watch TV without warning them. My husband is so not an alarmist but I still thought nothing of it.
We went down cellar and continued watching Disney until the power went out. I still thought nothing of it. I saw that it was dark out when I went to get flash lights but didn't stay near the sliding glass door. My friend down the street texted me after a while and asked if we were ok. Still thought nothing of it, and said fine, just no power.
She said they were fine but the tornado had touched down there. She said they had lots of trees down and wouldn't be going anywhere for a while. At that point, I still thought nothing of it. I couldn't wrap my head around it then and still can't now.
I live right on the the town line and the tornado went right through the town next to me-5 minutes down my road-total, total destruction-so unbelievable. We are fine, but I have a friend who lost her house-it's just gone. So many houses are gone or unliveable. We spent the weekend helping out down the street and I wish I could do more.
My thoughts and prayers have been with all who have suffered from tornados in the past few weeks. I've seen the pictures on the news but I don't think I truly knew the real damage or suffering until I saw what I have seen over the weekend.
We got power back late Friday night and phone and internet yesterday-I can not believe how fast it came back. Thank you to all the workers who came from all parts to help us out. They were so kind and nice to us. Our community has banded together and it is wonderful to see.
Please pray for the people of Massachusetts and all tornado victims.