Growing up in the suburbs just north of Chicago, I remember many,
many tornado watches and warnings. When I first saw the Wizard of Oz
as a young girl, I fantasized about what it would be like to be swept up
by that funnel with my little dog Bonnie Heather MacGregor just like
Dorothy did with her Toto.
But life is not fantasy as we all grow to learn. There are times when
loss and devastation seem to be more than the heart can bear.
There are not adequate words to express the sadness I feel for those
who have lost everything ~ most especially their loved ones.
For parents hanging on to hope that their children will be found
Please keep these suffering souls in your hearts and in your
Yet despite the heartache there are glimmers of hope.
Stories of thankful parents finding missing children, like the one of Miguel and Veronica Macias. They found their 8 year old daughter Ruby safe
after the tornado hit, but their 6 year old son Angel was missing. With the
help of the pastor and members of their church, little Angel was
found with minor injuries 5 hours later.
And heartwarming stories of those re united with their
And for those who tirelessly help bringing aid and comfort
to those in need.
It is at a time like this when we realize we must pray,
do what we can to help and to remember that despite the
terrible loss and heartache there are glimmers of hope
that keep our spirit alive.
God Bless all of the residents in Oklahoma
who have endured this terrible storm.