When I heard about the tornado in OKC I was immediately worried. My childhood best friend lives there. I receive pop up news on my iPhone and it said 24 dead. I sent a quick e-mail to my friend to make sure she was safe while I searched for more news. Mandi is a R.N. and works in a hospital. Unfortunately I don't keep in very good touch with her like I should. I read that many hospitals in the area were getting injured in like mad. I knew Mandi would be affected one way or another. Then I received another pop up - 51 dead! Luckily Mandi emailed me back quickly and told me she was fine and the tornado had been 13 miles from her. She was working that day and the hospital was on lock down for a while. She was scared and asked for prayers.
My home is Texas where there are plenty of tornadoes but I have never had to endure one. I just want to say that my prayers are with all involved and affected. When we had the Monument Fire almost 2 years ago now I thought our home would be lost for sure. There was so much smoke it looked like the whole town was on fire and would be wiped out. We were evacuated for 10 days - most of the time not knowing if we had a home or not. Therefore, I can only begin to know how these people might feel. We were able to come back home and no lives were lost. But those in Oklahoma have lost loved ones - some as young as 4 months old! It's heartbreaking! If I can say anything that I think might help even a little I would repeat God's own words "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Trust in Him and His words.