Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Heartbreak in the Heartland

I have just been at a loss for words this week due to the devastation that our Oklahoma has endured.  I'm sure y'all have seen the news this week of the destructive tornadoes that our state has experienced.  I'm so thankful that my friends and family near the affected areas are safe but I'm so heartbroken for those who weren't so fortunate.
Oklahomans are tough people.  We have withstood other tragedies and risen to the occasion to take care of our people.  This time, it is no different.  As I watch the news, I see more and more reports of heroism and bravery that makes me proud to be an Okie.  Teachers protecting children, first responders not hesitating to jump in and save people from the rubble...many, many other acts of bravery.  These people probably wouldn't consider themselves heroes at all, but just doing what needed to be done at a time such as this.
There are many ways people can help...financially, donating goods and services, donating time spent on the ground sifting through debris, but mainly just pray.  Pray as you're doing these other good deeds that need to be done.  So many people lost absolutely everything.  The families that lost children are, to me, the ones most in need of prayer.  I cannot imagine. 

1 comment:

  1. I have many dear family members that live in OK and i've literally been holding my breath during this storm season. I'm blessed that they are safe and so glad you are too. Texas is here to help and will every step of the way. People underestimate the power of the South! I agree that all those people are heroes in every sense of the word.