The devastation from the tornadoes last week is just heartbreaking. I have seen some of the destruction myself and it is so sad. I always have my camera in my purse but I could not bring myself to take pictures of such horrible scenes. I have never seen anything like it in my life. In the past I've seen where tornadoes had hit homes but nothing like the damage the monster tornadoes did last week.
I've found receipts, newspapers, magazine covers with addresses in our yard from Tuscaloosa an hour and a half away. Pieces of window blinds, insulation and roof material in our yard.
Just miles from my house lives are forever changed. People lost or still missing. Near my cousin's home a little 6 year old boy was found passed away in a tree. He lived 30 miles away. Friends are fortunate to be alive with trees down all around their house with minor damage to their home. They were in the bathtub as the tornado passed through.
Near the river there is even more devastation. Nothing left ... people missing. A family of five has yet to be found. Story after story ... such sadness.
Seeing people at our local Walmart buying necessities to get by for a few days at a time makes what I needed to purchase so insignificant.
Again story after story. People picking up the pieces and looking for just a picture of the past ...
Please keep the people of Alabama and surrounding states in your thoughts and prayers.
I hope to have more upbeat posts this week!
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