my heart has been broken and my stomach in knots over the joplin tornadoes. we have so many friends and family that live there. lane lived there for 4 years, and we lived there together for 6 months. i worked as an rn at the hospital that wasn't affected. everyone we know is safe. our friends', eric and torrie, and their one month old baby lost their home, but were not injured. eric wrote today about the event on his blog. they have been such a beautiful picture/example of steadfast trust and faith in god. eric's tweet the night of the storm has resonated with me...it is well with my soul. wow.
it's surreal watching the coverage and seeing familiar places gone. the home we lived in is gone. lane went up on monday to help with what he could , and took several videos that break my heart. however, it's soooo encouraging to see the church being the hands and feet of jesus. what an opportunity to show god's love for his children! please continue to pray for the people of that town.