Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I believe it was Tuesday night that my family received their power back. They were very thankful and quite excited about the possibility of getting some semblance of normality back into their lives! Since then they have focused on others and what they can do for their community and the surrounding areas. My mother and grandmother travelled to pick up some window units to give away and they've been in touch with the local radio station to help find people who need things the most! I told my husband the other day before all this started that I remember the feelings of unity that a crisis tends to bring and I wish in some way we were closer to be a part of the restoration! Things although not good are looking up and there spirits are are lifted as well! It is amazing how when we shift our focus to others how much better our situation immediately appears to be! Through all of this in speaking with my family Mom reassured me over and over they were fine and then she would say there are just so many who have it so much worse! My brother told me this morning that one of the nearby churches has at least 45 families that lost there homes! Please keep them all in your prayers and reach out at every opportunity you get!
That was the good news the bad news is that this morning on one of there generator runs my dad and brother were involved in an accident. A man didn't see them coming and just rolled out into the intersection and they couldn't get stopped. the airbags deployed and that's where my brothers injuries came from, dad is complaining about his neck. They are pretty sure it's just whip lash but his doctor wants to do a cat scan just to make sure! I haven't heard back from them yet as to what those injuries are for sure. I just wanted to make a quick post and ask you all to remember them in your prayers! Thank you!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Way to go Alayna! You are doing so good riding your little bike!!!
Alayna gets really brave as she plays with a Baby Lizard!!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tonight was Alayna's first school program! What a delight to see your child perform! I was actually really amazed at the songs they had managed to learn so quickly! We did get video of the whole thing but all I got on my little camera were these couple of clips, so for all of you who just can't get enough...LOL...I apologize! I must tell you that the one song on the clip Alayna did get my permission to sing. She came home from school a few days ago and was a little concerned about what they were wanting her to sing, she wasn't sure if we'd like her to say the words. I was a little surprised at her asking this so I questioned her about the words and she reluctantly told me "A tootie ta a tootie ta a tootie ta ta" after a few giggles I assured her it was alright! It turned out to be our favorite song of the evening! Here it is for you to enjoy! I also wanted to say a big thank you to Aunt Sharon for coming, it sure made Alayna feel extra special!
Aunt Sharon and Alayna Ashlyn stops just long enough to strike a pose!