Thursday, April 28, 2011

Video of Tornado Damage

The longest 40 seconds of my life and what's left of our home


That night of terror brought so much disaster. Before the roar it was calm, a slight breeze caressed treetops, gently sailed clouds in the sky. Then the grey cloak became black. I can still replay everything that took place, every detail that won't stop playing in my mind. All I could remember at first was the noise and pain.

As our house was shaking, the sound of glass shattering, ears popping and children screaming, all I could cry in my heart was "Lord you are sovereign, I'm trusting in you, whatever happens I will still love you." But I still had the devastating feeling that we were going to die. My heart was coming out of my chest as I sheltered my baby brother, my mom and dad's arms wrapped around me and the baby as everyone was crying out prayers.

Then the door was opened after it calmed. My father's words were " Prepare yourself for this."

My home was gone.

There is still much prayer needed for our dear friends the Lees who still have two of their daughters in the hospital due to being trapped under a piano for three hours, and whose father went to be with the Lord. This is the main source of our grief.

We have been tremendously and over abundantly blessed by neighbors, complete strangers, Vision Forum people, the blessings are just not ceasing. We've had so much food, blankets, water and clothes and prayers with comforting friends ever since this first happens.

One of my blog readers gave me this verse and it is yet another reminder of God's promise to care for His children.

Psalm 46:1-2
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea."


God is in control.

4 comments:

Katy said...

Bria,

My family is praying for you and the others who have been hit by the tornados. We were shocked to hear about the Lees. We know them and have visted them at their home in the past.

You all will be in our prayers continually.

~ Katie McCurdy

Wiola said...

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I hope you find the strength that you need in each other during this difficult time.

You are in my thoughts. Keep your mind focused in the right direction: forward. Remember that life is ever changing with many ups and downs but not everything will turn out badly.

Jane said...

My family's and my prayers are with you. May God give you all the strength to withstand this trying time.

Mad said...

I love you and I'm praying for you!
Please get Mrs. Kathy B. to give you my message from facebook

P.S My computer has a demon in it, so-- sorry I didn't post sooner!