Friday, April 29, 2011


I know I've been a bad blogger.  But I do have a few excuses; I lost my camera, (of course I hadn't downloaded any of my pictures) we went out of town and I've been sick.  We're back in town, my camera has been found and I'm feeling a whole lot better. 
I do have a couple of post ready, I'm working on a series of post and I've got some news.

But I just can't do them right now.  My heart is too heavy. 
The devastation that my beloved state of Alabama has suffered is heart breaking. 
The last death toll I saw was 213, just for the state of Alabama.

This image is probably all to familiar by now. 
Just Google Alabama April 27, 2011 tornadoes and the images will leave you in tears.

This is what we saw on our TV most of the afternoon of April 27, 2011.  
Yes we did spend a good part of the afternoon in the basement and watching the TV. 

We live about 20 miles south of Birmingham so we were spared. 
All we are having to deal with is cleaning up our yard, driveway and deck.

I do have a very small inkling of what the tornado victims are going through.  When I was 13 my mother, two sisters and a I were in our house (about two miles from where I live now) when a tornado hit it. It ripped the roof off and broke out windows. I do remember the roar and the pressure in my ears.  That experience has left me with a great respect for tornadoes.  Let's just say 37 years later I still pay attention to the weather! 

However, I really can't imagine the feelings the victims of these tornadoes must be experiencing.  (VICTIMS, you know, I really don't like that word it doesn't seem personal enough.)  These men, women and children must be going through a gamut of emotions; loss, hope, grief, fear, relief, despair, joy, anger.... 

I do know I believe in the power of prayer. 

I said in my title that I have two request so here they are: 

1.  Please pray for all (Alabama wasn't the only state hit by these tornadoes.) the men, women and children that were affected by the tornadoes.
2.  Please, please, please...when you hear a tornado warning in your area pay attention, go to the safest place in your home and
DON'T dismiss it.

With a thankful heart,
Elizabeth Ann


  1. Well said!! And glad to see you back!
    Jan@Southern Junkin'

  2. Happy to see you Elizabeth, unfortunately under such sad circumstances. I've wondered how you've been, sorry you've been sick.

    When I saw the tornado heading to B'ham I immediately called my son, they were home thank goodness, and safe.

    Hope to visit up that way soon.

  3. Elizabeth Ann: I am so glad that you mentioned prayers for the families effected by those devastating storms and tornadoes. Sylacauga, AL too was spared, and I thank the Lord daily. It was one scary night. I lived in OK for almost 10 years, and earned a respect and cautious attitude toward tornadoes. Those tornadoes that ripped thru AL are very similar to the ones that most often occur in OK and Kansas...I pray no more will occur for a long, long time. I hope you are feeling much better and I am so glad that you found your camera. I once lost mine for about a day and was really FREAKED OUT...cant wait to see your post...Dont forget to stop by my blog and enter the Mother's Day Giveaway ending May 1st...Blessings, Tiff

  4. Elizabeth Ann, I live in Alabama too...Gadsden... lost two dear friends in the tornado that hit Ohatchee....we worked together and we are just devastated...there are no words to express the horrors of that day and the precious people who lost everything....I haven't been able to do a post but hopefully will be able to this weekend to pay tribute to those hurting...thank you for this post.....

    so glad you are safe....our home and neighborhood were also spared....thanking God ever minute...

    Lou Cinda

  5. I thought of you when I heard about the tornado..Iam glad that you are good. My family members however, are a different story..Although no one was hurt, they all lost their homes, they lost everything. Iam also in Alabama, further south, and north of Mobile. Just grateful for life and shelter. Take care, Rhonda

  6. My heart has been so heavy since your devastating tornadoes and death toll. I have been praying for Alabama ever since. Twyla

  7. Dropping by to say "Hello!" and prayers to Alabama! Glad you are safe and well!