Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tornado in Georgia

I've been meaning to post for some time now, but this has been a crazy week. We were stuck in Nome on Monday night, and then miraculously, we were able to take a whirlwind trip to Diomede... as in "Wake up, we're leaving for Diomede in 30 minutes!" kind of surprise trip.

Wednesday took me by surprise as well because my hometown of Ringgold, Georgia, was devastated by a tornado. Eight people were killed, and the business district is practically nonexistent. The high school and middle school are both destroyed as well. But praise God -- my entire family is safe. God even spared our neighborhoods. A family in my church lost their entire house, and if they had not been in the basement of a neighbor's house, they probably would not have survived. It's been amazing to see how their family is praising God in the midst of their loss. God is glorified despite the tragedies in the town.

Thank you to those of you who have asked about my family in Georgia. I appreciate your concern and prayers.


Daune Hanzelik / Chattanooga TN said...

Oh my goodness that was a horrible day. So much destruction in so many places. I will never forget the weather that day.

Meredith Beck said...

Yes, it was a horrible day. I was very worried about my family that day. Thankful that they were all safe.