Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ready or not...

Here it comes!! Oh my, we are suppose to get some major ice and snow today. Yippee! NOT! My sweet husband got the generator all gassed up just incase! I went to the store and bought all the essentials for a couple of days. But I am hoping and praying that they have hyped this up more than it needs to be because last time we were out of electricity for 9 DAYS!!! Yes...9 days...yes...I about had a break down. It was Dec. 9th and the kids had a program at church that evening...we were home for about 5 minutes and BAM out went the lights and never came back on for 9 DAYS!! We stayed with my parents down the street because they have a generator that runs their entire house. We were thankful to have a place to stay, but all 5 of us were in one room because we had my Grandpa staying with us also...and I am a girl who needs some space and alone time!! :) It was a crazy December for us...trying to get ready for Christmas after losing 9 days and this is the same year my dad got the phone call about his liver transplant and my cousin was found dead in a hotel. 
Our church opened their doors and feed and housed people during this time. It was a blessing to be there and help these families out and it made me so grateful to have a safe home to sleep at night. Many unbelievers were brought into the family during this time and God showed us how he can always take something bad and turn it into HIS good. And if this storm packs the same punch like they are saying...we already have a plan in place to do it all over again. 
I wanted to share with you a couple of pictures from the 2007 Ice Storm...for all of you who live here this will bring back the memories of complete silence in your dark it was in this town with no electricity...and I will never forget the sounds of the tree branches snapping all over our neighborhood and crashing to the ground. It was eerie!!
This was our street..notice the power lines and trees.

Here is a picture of our backyard...this poor tree. What's funny is I had been telling Matt we need to trim our trees...and so God just took care of it for us!! LOL

Again..hoping and praying for NONE of this again...but this time we are ready!! If you need a place to the church...I have room for a few. :)


  1. I'll be praying sister!!!
    In Him,

  2. I am praying they have hyped it us as well! Praying for you guys tooo and well, here is to hoping/praying we have power no matter what falls from the sky!!!

    Jantz sure enjoyed you subbing ~ I hope you enjoyed it and will be reaping the rewards soon :)

    love ya

  3. Wow! Those pics are unreal! Hoping you all don't have to go through that again!

  4. Stay safe and warm! Hope it turns out to be a relaxing weekend and hang time with the family.


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