Monday, May 23, 2011


On Saturday we had tornadoes all around us that did very little damage. I wish the people in Joplin had been as lucky. I wish the people in North Minneapolis had been as lucky as well, and those in La Crosse. And all the other communities affected.

Tornadoes are so powerful, scary, shocking, and kill and main with such ferocity. It makes you question a lot of things. The uncertainty of life, and all those things that can happen. How lucky we are, to have our homes and health. Not to mention our pets, and loved ones.The fact that we can just have a bunch of broken flowers and shingles, versus broken homes, and destroyed lives.

I used to live in Missouri, and it holds a special place in my heart. The generosity and independence of the people there has to be seen to be believed. We lived about 2 hours from Joplin, and visited there quite a few times. It is a wonderful little city, in a beautiful corner of Missouri. Near the battlefield of Carthage, and George Washington Carver's home, it was a hideout for Bonnie and Clyde, along with being the main city in the southwest corner of Missouri for a long time.

While the tornadoes make Kevin's broken hand look mild in comparison, this has sure been the year where I have been reminded to be thankful for what we have, and how lucky we are.

If you would like to help the people of Joplin, here is a great link, go to the bottom for Missouri organizations who will be assisting the people.

1 comment:

  1. We've drove through Joplin many times from NY to Tucson. I was sorry to hear about the devastation on the news.