Sunday, May 1, 2011

To all my blogging friends

We've got power, but not sure how long it will last. There are so many emails from you and others asking about us and it means so much. We are safe. My son and his family suffered the damage, but not to their lives.
It is so bad here and most of you have proabably seen things we haven't even seen here with absolutely no power and curfew going on. The radio has been on constantly, even now. We've worked during the day where we could (not me...they wouldn't let me), eaten whatever we could and read by the light of lamps until we got sleepy.  It has been cool so don't really miss the air, but oh how I miss hot water.  But you won't hear me complain.
I did lose a dear friend and know many who lost friends or loved ones
I've missed hearing you all talk and seeing your pics, but I will catch back up really soon.
God bless you for trying to contact me and for those who called on the cell phone; those who prayed and sent good thoughts.  Please please continue,  There are so many hurting people here who lost everthing and loved ones and one family their children.  So many many stories.
But just wanted to check in and let you know I'm ok and all of my family.


Mouse said...

ooo so glad to hear you are safe .... will keep sending positive thoughts your way things will improve for you all ... sorry to hear that you lost someone close too :( love mouse xxx

dixiesamplardesigns said...

So glad to hear from you Babs...I was very worried about you and the family!

Sorry to hear of your loss, and we will keep everyone in our prayers...such a sad situation for so many people.


Faye said...

I have been so worried about you Babs!! So glad you were finally able to post and let us know...We are praying for all of you and hoping for those that did suffer losses we hope relief and help comes to them soon. Take care of yourself., Faye

Nancy said...

It is wonderful to hear from you Babs, and I am so glad you are safe! What a terrible ordeal some people have had to go through. Will keep you and everyone there in my thoughts.

Sue said...

So glad to hear that you are safe and well Babs, but so sorry on the loss of your friend. Will keep you and your family and friends in my prayers and thoughts.....x

Sheila said...

Glad to hear you are safe, I was wondering about you and tried to emailed you,my daughter lives in Huntsville and doesn't have power still.

Karen said...

So glad that you at least have power. I can't imagine how the devastation and loss but will continue to pray for all.

Ellen said...


I can't tell you how relieved I am to learn that you and your family are safe. The devastation from these storms is unbelievable.

Will keep you and your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers as you try to recover.

DJ said...

Babs, you have not been far from my thoughts and always in my prayers. I'm so relieved to hear you are ok and the rest of your family. I'm so sorry you lost a dear friend. You and your family and the rest of those affected by the storm will remain in my prayers. Take care! *Hugs*

Maria said...

Dear Babs, thank You for these news. I'm realy happy You are ok. I have remembered You. I'm so sorry for all the sorrow You have.Best greetings, Maria

Jackie said...

Hello Babs.
Thanks for posting and letting us know you are okay. "To God be the glory".
So glad you are okay. I have been thinking of you since the tornado. I have even kitted "Bed of Roses" and found a blog asking for donated baby and children quilts and so I was out yesterday grabbing some fabby to make a quick baby quilt thinking of you all doing theri best to restore what is left from the tornado.
I am in prayers for you, your lost loved ones.
Take care, hugs and posting to let us know you are well.

blueladie said...

Glad to hear that you and yours are ok. Continuing to pray for you all. Hugs, Cathryn

Rita said...


I'm so glad to read that you're ok. I'd emailed you a question about Bed of Roses and then put it together about the storms and your being in AL. I've been praying for you ever since.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend and all the devastation around you.

The closest I can get to understanding what it's like there is remembering the aftermath of Hurricane Ike down here in SE TX. Much of our city was without power for 2 weeks or more. We'd cheer every time we saw a power crew esp. from other areas of the country. I remember what a treat it was when the grocery stores opened and when they finally had fresh produce again.

You and your neighbors are still in my prayers.