Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Why you haven't heard from me
I received a text from my daughter. She said, "If we die I love you." Fortunately my family is safe. Others were not as lucky. There were multiple tornadoes in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. I continue to hear the same story from so many. Few had any clue what was about to happen. I lost power about 9am. Shortly after that I fell asleep. I had no idea a tornado was just a few blocks away from me ripping down power lines and the rooftops off of houses. Late in the evening I stood outside and watched the storm in the distance. It looked like a battlefield. There were flashes of yellow, pink and purple lights that lit up the whole sky. It was several days before I was able to get on the internet and see the damage in Ringgold, Ga. and Apison, TN. No words can describe the devastation. Many lives were lost. Some of the stories I have heard from fellow employees at the hospital are too sad and shocking to share. Some of the victims from as far away as Alabama are still recovering in our hospital. Please pray for them and their families.