This is what my small beautiful hometown of Windsor, Colorado looks like after a devestating tornado hit on Thursday May 22nd. My parents, Aunt and Uncle, my brothers and their families all live there. Thank you to those who called in concern for my family... they are all okay and safe! What a blessing! After golf-ball sized hail (this is actually common), they were warned of a tornado... which is actually pretty common this time of year too... however, in the 40 years my family has lived there, a tornado has never touched down. Man do I remember all those tornando drills in school- we thought it was so LAME. Luckily, my nephew and nieces get the same drills, and on Thursday, they just thought it was another practice. Several famililes were crammed into my parents' basement. Dad prayed for all, especially for their children, who were not with them, but in lock down in the schools. I can't help but cry when I think of going through something like that and not having my babies with me! My sister-in-law, Nikki, was out to lunch at a restaurant and they shoved all the people into a freezer... what?...what about the bathroom? I think I'd rather crouch down in a stinky bathroom stall than take the chance of debri falling in front of that freezer door and trapping us in there! As of last night, they still had no power. People are staying at my parents' home and they are putting the generator, candles, batteries, food and everything else to good use. Wow... this is crazy, I can't help but think that I'm also being given a wake-up call to BE PREPARED! Hey, I do have our year supply of toilet paper... you gotta start somewhere. Even with damaged houses and totalled cars, I'm tellin' ya, my heart is full of gratitude for the protection of my family! Ryan and Saedi are going out this week while Ken and I are at Girls Camp, but we'll go out in a couple of weeks.
We love you all there in Windsor!