Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We are back home again! We left last Thursday at 3:00 am to avoid traffic, brought another family with us and headed out of town. We just returned today after learning our area had power and a clean water supply. Our home survived the storm with minimal damage: about 50 shingles off our roof and a section of fence down. We are very, very blessed. The debris line in my yard shows how close we came to having water in our home. Thankfully, the storm surge was only 10 feet instead of the predicted 20+. Just on the other side of the main road where we live is almost complete devastation - five or more feet of water in most homes. We even have friends who returned to find their refrigerator floating in their kitchen. My life will be back to normal in a few days once I get my home cleaned, the last of the evacuation tubs unpacked and my fridge filled with groceries but for so many in my area their lives will not return to normal for many months. Yet God is still good and we still praise Him.

Thank you for all the sweet emails and messages and please pray for those who suffered damage and great loss due to Ike.

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10 comments:

Trivium Academy said...

Prayers will continue and it's so good to hear from you. Our mutual friend updated us at KS but it's good to see a post.
Love,
:) Jessica

mom24 said...

Soooo glad to hear from you! Been wondering when you would be able to return. What an amazing blessing that your house is safe as well!
Were you able to get some lessons done while you were gone or did you just forego school?
Andrea

ps. Jason was excited about Thatcher's bday cake and made me copy it. I've got a pic up at my blog if Thatcher wants to see it!

Paige said...

So glad you guys are ok! Thanks for the update.

Lisawa said...

So good to hear from you! It was good to hear you were safe.... I cant imagine that type of weather... even last year with our crazy weather... I still cant imagine being evacuated....

We sure will continue to pray...

Hugs, Lisa

Karen said...

So glad you're okay!

Sunday afternoon the remains of Ike knocked out the power in our area for over 900,000+ people. We just got ours back last night. So crazy! We don't live anywhere near any coast.

After that I have much more sympathy for all those with hurricane damage. Stay safe!

Angela said...

I am so glad that you guys are safe- I was really praying for your safety! I didn't think we would hear from you for awhile!

Mrs. Dawne Shelton said...

So glad to hear that you guys are OK. :)

Corrie said...

So glad you're alright. God is so good. He continues to provide for our needs too. We are without power still, but have a generator. No major damage to our home, just lots of branches down. Look forward to talking with you soon!

Rhonda said...

Thats wonderful that you are ok and your home is still standing and in good shape. God is good! We will continue to pray for your neighbors. Thanks for the update.

Jenny in Ca said...

Jennefer,

so glad to hear you are safe, and how amazing you had no damage!! Just wow. I can't begin to imagine your feelings as you finally headed home, not knowing what you would find.

much grace and peace to you,