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...about the flood...

Thanks for everyone's sweet concern and prayers. I want to make a note that despite the smiles in my previous post, that I do not make light of the situation my community is facing. While David & I are extremely blessed to be individually unaffected, a lot of our neighbors are screaming out. Several people are facing extreme loss & find themselves in deep need, not only for the physical things they have lost, but need of encouragement and support. Several businesses are under water, including Nashville landmarks. Many churches are closed for the indefinite future. Roads & interstates are still closed. We are facing a water shortage. The list of loss just doesn't seem to stop growing. There are a lot of panic-filled, scared people. Your prayers for my neighbors (in the largest sense possible) are so very very warmly welcomed.

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10 comments...:

  1. wow, how devastating! i will definitely be praying for all those affected.

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  2. We are thinking of you and praying for you. Definitely.

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  3. Sweet girl, I know every emotion your community is feeling. Four and a half years ago when Katrina ravaged our home and our loves, we felt such emptiness and sorrow. Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. Also know, that while there is light after darkness. It will come, it just may take some time. But I will tell it that it will come.

    Please let me know if there is something your neighbors need - sheets, towels, clothes, shampoos, detergent, anything. I hoped for every other community to never have an opportunity to return the kindness paid to us after the storm, but since this disaster has unfortunately struck, I would love to be able to pay it forward.

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  4. sad that so many people have to go trough so much suffering... thanks for the eye opening video. wishes of love from my heart ;)

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  5. I just saw a news report on it. I send my prayers.

    Rachael

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  6. I am so sorry for everything that is going on in your town right now. The amount of loss and ruin is simply devastating. I am so very thankful that you and your family are ok. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

    xoxo

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  7. I saw on a friend's blog, newlyweddiaries.blogspot.com, that you can donate $10 by texting "RedCross" to 90999. Spread the word!

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  8. Definitely sending my prayers to Nashville. All my friends & family are safe, but so much damage it's unbelievable. I'm so glad you guys are ok too and will keep sending good thoughts to Tennessee.

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  9. i didn't realize how bad it is until we saw some pics online this morn. praying for you nashvillers.

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  10. ugh, this breaks my heart. thoughts and prayers to all in nashville.

    on a happy note...how cute is your blog! i just found it and love!

    Kristen
    mikieandkristen.blogspot.com

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