Sunday, April 17

after the storm.

Today I had a witty post prepared for your reading pleasure but instead I need to talk about something that is weighing heavy on my heart at the moment ... 

Yesterday, a storm that had already ransacked Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, and several other Southern states ripped through North Carolina yesterday afternoon ... 

A total of 62 tornados were reported in my home-state ... The worst storm in over 2 decades ... 

Homes and businesses were destroyed, cars were overturned on the highway, lives were lost ... 

So today I need your help ... 
I need your thoughts and prayers for the people of NC and surrounding states whose lives were left in shambles by this violent storm ... 

The people who have no home to return to ... 



The people who lost a loved one ... 



The people left to clean up the pieces ...


These are the people that are on my mind today. 


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11 comments:

Katie said...

I'll be praying right along with you, Lauren! I lived in NC for 5 years, and still have friends and family in the state. Thankfully, all are well with the exception of some uprooted trees and home damage, all of which, in time, can be repaired or replaced. The devastation that continues to emerge, though, is truly mind-boggling. Thanks for bringing attention to this through your post!

Amanda said...

Sending prayers your way, this is just shocking news.

natasha {schue love} said...

I'll definitely be keeping them in my thoughts and prayers...do devastating!

Michelle said...

WOW! I'm keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers! Positive wishes your way! XOXO

Megan said...

Definitely praying.

Jana said...

It has been on my mind too... I keep thinking about all the people that lost their homes... It was a wild day here in Raleigh on sat...

Katie said...

I thought about you guys..my prayers are with them!

Emily said...

This is all terrible! I will keep them all in my thoughts and prayers.

jessica said...

keeping all the people effected by the storm in my thoughts and prayers!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

On my mind too, we had horrible storms and tornadoes as well here in Virginia. We had to take cover for about 30 minutes in the bathroom Saturday afternoon. Luckily we had no major damage like NC. I will definitely keep all of those people in my prayers and thoughts!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i'm from oklahoma originally and this time of year is always the worst. i hate it. :(