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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thankful...

I ended a long afternoon today with a friend asking me... "Well... Kelly, can you say you are thankful?"

Yes... I am thankful!  I am so thankful.

My whole family is safe.  Unfortunately our home did not do as well.  We have 4 trees on (or in) our home.   When  friend called to tell us our home was damaged i never expected what I saw when we got there.  I am not sure even how to describe it.  I'll upload some pics when I can.  For now we are trying to salvage what we can.  most furniture is soaked ... mattresses.... all walls but one I can think of...

all for now...  our internet is off and on.

Kyle is doing fine - we are all doing fine.  Lots of work to do... but seriously... here is what is in the front of my mind...

it is stuff.... just stuff....  money and stuff are things of this world... they just don't matter.  


8 comments:

Meridith H said...

My heart breaks Kel. So sorry friend. I too am thankful that you and the men were gone and safe. Let us know if ya'll need help. I'll be there in a heart beat! Really.

Tabaitha Kaye said...

So glad to hear you guys are okay. I'm sorry about your home.

Tonya Roberts said...

Kelly, our family came through hurricane Ivan 4 years ago and came home to the same scene. Trees on and in the house, walls ruined, fixtures full of water, ceilings collapsed and carpet wet and molding. Just the thought of sorting it all out and getting it cleaned up was overwhelming! But I had the same thought as you...it's just STUFF. And stuff is replaceable. It's a real pain, but totally doable. It's those precious loved ones there with you that are the only treasures. And you and all of your treasures are A-Okay! I will keep you and your family in our prayers as you begin the repair and replace process. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

It always seems that when it rains it pours! Let us know if we can help in ANY way!
Love you guys.
karol ann

Traci said...

I am shocked at the damage - although I shouldn't as I've seen it all around us too. I've tried texting you guys, but the service is beyond horrible. We rarely can use our phones. I'm glad you have a safe place to stay and that you weren't there when it came through! Hopefully cell service will get better, so text or call if we can do anything. I'm in college station today and heard from Cody who saw Kevin Jetton here - that's how we knew. I probably won't be able to check internet for updates as we are without power or internet too, but I'll have Cody keep me posted. Let us know if we can do anything. We're praying for you!

Tammy said...

Praying for you! May God show Himelf mighty on your behalf and overwhelm you with His nearness!

Anonymous said...

"money and stuff are things of this world... they just don't matter."

Wow. Recently- I was in a car accident and had brain damage- was worried about the hospital bill and the total to fix the car that a Godly woman in my life was letting me borrow (but it was totalled). Finally- when I was off the medications as hard and awake enough to keep my eyes open for more than 30 minutes- All I could think of was your family & how my money and disaster at the moment was nothing compared to what others have had.

You and your family are just a blessing.
I've seen that I can't have it THAT BAD!
There's a God that's bigger than us all and he heals and plans everything we seek to do or have seen.

He's a great dad to have.

I'm really sorry that the Devil keeps attacking and trying to pull y'all down.

I'm praying for all 5 of you and your friends and family's help to continue.

Trout said...

Sherrill Family we know how much you have gone through and now this. We are so glad that you weren't home when this happened. We know that this storm could've been worse and we are thankful that the loss of live has been minimal. If you need anything let us know. I know that James and Caroline will keep us posted. Love you guys - The Trout's

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