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To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Take Cover!

Around 6 am this morning my phone rang with a automated massage and my cell phone got a text that we were under a Tornado warning take cover now. Well I got up and turned on the tv. My storm warning messages were right we where getting hit good. I got up and got dressed. But I could not decide what to do with mom. Should I get her up or leave her in bed. If I get her up we can go into the Hallway and that would be the safest room in the house that I could get her wheelchair in. Or should I Pull her bed away from the outside wall and listen to see if I needed to put a mattress over us.I left her in bed and got something to cover us up with. But it did not get that bad at my house . Not true for the little town of Cincinnati Arkansas which is just about 20 or 30 mins from our house. 3 people were killed and 8 are in the hospital. I Have to say I was scared.The wind and rain was really bad. But I am thankful we are ok. I pray for all the people who got hit with 100 mile an hour winds according to the weather man. And I know some of my blogger friends were in the path of this storm too. I pray you are all safe.
We need to have a escape plan. I often worry about what if the house catches on fire. If mom is in the wheelchair no problem but what if she is in bed . I told my son if he is here to just wrap her up , protect her head and drag her out of bed and out the door. That is going to be hard but I think faster than trying to get her up with the lift and in her chair. I guess it depends on the extent of the fire . I pray we never have to do this. And may 2011 be happy and safe for all. I guess 2010 went out like a lion. I hope 2011 comes in like a lamb.


  1. As I've listened to the news/weather today.... I've thought of your family, and hoped that all was well ..

    We're having 'crazy' weather.... most everywhere.....

    Stay safe and I hope you all have a safe New year!
    Happy New Year....

  2. Karen, I am so glad that the storm didn't hit your area. I hate tornadoes and fear them more than any thing else. We may have bad storms tonight, but they have taken tornadoes out of the warnings.
    May the new year bring easy days for you and your mom.

  3. Karen,
    Glad you are safe.
    When my husband could not get out of bed recently, I had a neighbor gentleman come over. Those neightbors have helped me with other concerns as well. Do you have neighbors who can help?

  4. That sounds like a very scary way to start the day. I'm so glad you and your family are okay. I wouldn't have thought of tornadoes at this time of year.
    I hope things are calmed down now and wish you a happy new year.

  5. Glad to hear you are safe!! After all very cold weather we have been having today it's in the upper 50's!!

  6. Wow! Talk about frightening .... glad everyone in your household is OK ... My wish for you is a happy new year.

  7. Thanks! My sis lives across the street so I have called on her and her husband alot . Mom used to fall alot when she was still walking and than she could not get up. So I called my Brother in law all the time. I called my son from school once. It was hard talking the office into letting him check out just for a little while but they did. If I had of said he had a doc. apointment they would of been ok with that but I told them I needed help with my mom and they were like he can't just leave the school. You need to send him a note. OMG!


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