What an awesome day to be alive. I am alive and well, my children and grandchildren are alive and well. We had no damage from the recent horrific tornadoes. It's easy for me to say "Thank you God". I will admit that I've been moved to tears many times over the last few days. It has only been 5 days, but it seems like a lifetime. I remember the exact place and what I was doing on 9/11. I believe that 4/27 will be the same for me. That afternoon, I was watching the weather when they spotted the massive tornado moving thru Tuscaloosa. It seemed as if it was in slow motion. I began praying and crying for those in it's path. I have been grieving ever since, and as the reports keep coming in, and the confirmed death counts continue to rise, I thank God that I am safe, and I pray for those that lost loved ones, and the ones that lost everything. The one thing that stands out above everything else to me...............during all of this devastation..............every person they interview continues to give God the glory and praise for being alive. Sunday morning, many churches held church in their battered churches, and one held church on what was left, a concrete slab. The overwhelming turn out of volunteers and people giving to help, has been nothing less than awesome. I am truly proud to say that I am from Alabama. I've never seen this much caring for strangers anywhere else in the world. We will get back to the horse business soon. In the meantime, do what you can do to help those that are less fortunate than you. There are many numbers to call, and many donation sites to make it easy for you to help.
Until next time,