Sunday, October 10, 2010

What a summer!

Wow today is 10-10-10! How weird!
I know I have been missing for awhile, so many things have happened here in my part of the world. We had a tornado in June that took 2 of our friends lives(6 lives were lost altogether). It also destroyed our high school my son was to graduate from the next day. This horrible force of nature also destroyed over 100 homes in our community and surrounding area including severe damage to our church where my husband is employed. This wonderful little town in which I live, moved into action to help those affected, our smaller church campus (It was not hit by the tornado) became a hub of supplies for the people in need and the workers that were helping others. We worked closely with the Red Cross and United Way to help those in need. Donations came from around the country! It was so amazing! People are so AWESOME! In the mist of tragedy we have seen so many blessings!
My son did walk across the stage to graduate, it was just in a different location. He is attending collage now 40 minutes from home. Now that things are getting back to a new normal, I hope to get back to blogging on a regular basis. I have a lot of things to share!
Thank you to all who have stuck with me!


  1. Welcome back, Donna. Sounds like you've had your share of trials, but the Lord is still faithful :o)

    Many Blessings.

  2. Wow, all of this has been put on your back. I wish you and your family well and much strength from God to get back on your feet. You can count on your tea friend for support. Hang in there, dear friend and welcome back.

  3. Oh my Gosh, you are amazing! I'm so sorry that you lost two of your friends...what a great example of pulling together the whole neighborhood to help everyone out. Thank you for sharing this important blog and for sharing your photos...Sharon ps thanks for stopping by.

  4. Thanks for visiting me today at Delights of the Heart.

    How special to get to experience the kindness of those of around you in helping those in need.

    Oh, I see you also have a cat name Joey. I always say he is my Joey for Joy.

  5. I checked often as I missed your posts. I have been concerned about you. I am sorry to hear of the terrible tornado hitting your town and for the loss of your friends. Take care!

  6. Hi Donna,

    I had no idea you'd been through such a challenging experience. I'm very sorry to hear that you lost friends in the tragedy. Glad your son was able to have the experience of his graduation ceremony and that he's doing well.

    Hope you and yours have an enjoyable weekend.

  7. Hi Donna,
    Nice to meet you ... I just found your blog hopping around, what a lovely idea and pretty blog.
    Hope you day keeps getting better

  8. Hi Donna,
    I thought you had quit blogging. I am so sorry to hear of your struggles. How sad to have lost loved ones. Glad you are able to be back now!


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