Monday, February 28, 2011

A Simple Trip for Ice Cream

We were predicted to have some nasty weather last night with high winds (up to 60 mph), heavy rain, hail, and possible tornadoes. Then they moved it to daybreak. Then to the afternoon. Well we spent most the day at home in the sunshine playing in the driveway waiting on the bad weather.

Zion was having a really bad time. He has been most upset since he had a bad reaction to the liquid steroid for his bronchitis on Saturday (it involved 3+ hours of blood curdling screaming and kicking legs and flying arms). So we decided to see if we could ride him to sleep while getting the girls an ice cream cone.


(the tree blocking our driveway)


As we left Sonic, the bottom fell out. The stoplights were blowing sideways, the rain coming in sheets, the hail bouncing off the car. We pulled over in hopes that it might pass and we could see the road enough to get home to safely before anything else happened. It lightened up enough for us to get home. But once we got to our house we saw we could not get in the driveway because there was a tree that had fallen across the driveway, pulling all the lines from our house as it fell. And a tree was directly across the street in front of house, resting in our front yard, with multiple power lines and power poles ripped down in the process, several which blocked the entrance to our driveway.


(the tree blocking the road, resting in our front yard)

And if all that wasn't enough, mom's car battery died while I was inside getting clothes for us to spend the night at her house. Thankfully there was a neighbor who was able to jump the car off and we slowly made our way to Nana's, to safety and power. Even though it was scary being in the car, it was not near as scary as it would have been at home as the trees feel down. I've been there when I tree fell before and it was very upsetting. There were several houses near our home who's windows were blown out and one family was even trapped in their house due to a fallen tree. We do praise the Lord that He orchestrated things for us to not be at home when all this transpired.

6 comments:

Nabila Grace said...

Oh I'm so glad you are ok!!! I was worried about you guys! We are doing well mainly just lost electricity for 5 hours. :o)

The Munck Family said...

Praising the Lord you are all safe, and that the Lords hand was upon you all!

Emily I hope your resting :) My love and prayers are with you.
Laura

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Nabila Grace,
I am thankful that you are ok and have your power back! We are going to go home this morning and see if they cut the tree down out of the road and if they fixed those power lines so we can hire someone to fix the lines to the house.

Laura,
Thank you for your prayers. They are much needed. Rest is so hard. Life loves curve balls. : ) Love you!

Christine said...

Praying for you, dear Emily!

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

Wow you guys really got hit hard. We didn't get much on our end of the county. My husband works 20 minutes south and they had much more damage. We heard of an elderly man from Chattanooga that was trapped in his home on the news from the internet. My kids were so worried about him! They don't like storms and neither do I. We hid out in a downstairs closet for awhile. So wish we had a basement. Missy

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Missy,
I am glad to know that you guys didn't get so hard. If we had of been at home we would have been in the basement. The car was one scary place to be! The man trapped in his home was right down the road from us!!!

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