April 27, 2011

It was done and gone in less than a minute in most places,
but the memories will last a lifetime.
It had been a Spring of interesting weather, about every 4 or 5 days there would be a threat of bad storms.  Almost so much that we didn't really pay close attention any more.  But this one was a little different.
It was predicted days in advance.  The early morning brought round one.
But not even a drop of rain on our house.
Then in the late afternoon, this popped up on our tv.

A local weather cam was showing a HUGE tornado, live and on the ground.  Not in our town.  About an hour away...right over the college town where Mark jr. was.  The weather man was even in disbelief at the size and duration.  We continued to watch LIVE as the tornado churned at the ground right where my son was.  You just knew the destruction that was taking place right in front of our eyes.  In the shock of what we were seeing...it was even difficult to utter a prayer.  But we did.

Thankfully, Mark called home about 5 mins after we lost TV signal.
He said that they ran in to safety of the bathroom and then emerged 3 minutes later to a whole different world.
Only minutes earlier trees and houses stood here.

Mark's bedroom window.  
Mark's neighborhood
Many, many lives were lost in this town and others like it across our state.  It was certainly a day that will never be forgotten.

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and THANKFUL."
Colossians 4:2