Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The rainbow following the storm

No photos or quilts here for the past week.  Our family is safe.  The house was hit twice by the storms which raged through the South last week.  We're gypsies for a few months until everything is repaired.  And the rainbow, which always shines is our amazing friends and all the blessings we are discovering through this recovery.  We're been housed and fed abundantly.  Had more offers for shelter and help than we could accept, but still had over a dozen clear access to the house with chainsaws and dragging limbs to the curb.  And today, over a dozen help us drag items to charity before our big move to a rental.

Maybe when things calm down, I can post a photo of our backyard sans a few standing trees and one of my soon to be new quilt studio.  It will be exciting to set up a new space and sew in a larger area.

The power is back on in most of the town and everyone is a little happier to enjoy the electrical comforts that we expect.  Washing machines and dryers have moved up a notch on my thankfulness list.  There's just not a good way to hand wash jeans and have them dry without a sour smell.

Enjoy the blessings in this day!  Mine are friends who show up in a moment's notice to work hard and share hugs.  A beautiful blue sky.  The songs of birds and the playful dance of the squirrels on fallen trees.  My children's laughter.  My husband's reassuring arm around my shoulder and the knowledge that we'll get through this even stronger than we imagined.  Strength and joy and faith for today that comes from the Lord - each unexpected in such magnitude.
- SeeingStars

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