Saturday, September 13, 2008

We're Hangin' In (Ike Update)

Hello friends!

I'm reporting from a safe, secure spot at a nearby University where my brother is a coach -we decided to flee here yesterday morning and we are VERY GLAD we did. We are very blessed to be able to shelter in the athletic facilities here (showers, bathrooms, towels, etc) - we have an independent electrical power source here and we are still online..so we have air conditioning, lights, internet, ice, etc. Considering the early reports of widespread damage and 3 million people without power, we have it REAL good here...

From all the reports from our friends and family, everyone is safe...no one was hurt and everyone's property is faring well so far. THANK YOU LORD!! We have not heard yet from our neighbors about the state of our home and my parent's home next door - but we are believing for the best...

Because I have LOTs of time on my hands, I am keeping a detailed photo journal of our evacuee experience here...how we're sleeping, cooking, making do, and I will share those photos soon. Then later, as we are safely able to venture out, I will document whatever I see...no telling what we will encounter...

Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated - there is going to be quite a bit of work to do in the coming days, weeks and months to clean up, restore ad rebuild....

Thanks all - I'll check back in soon...

Hugs and blessings,
Becky

10 comments:

  1. I've been reading your blog for a while, but haven't commented much.

    But I wanted to say how glad I was to hear an update - I've been watching news reports and praying for all impacted by this awful storm. The pictures I'm seeing are incredible!

    Yes ~ what a blessing to have a safe shelter. Both physically and spiritually!

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  2. Oh Becky I am praying! Please let me know how I can help! Really! When things settle down and people need help around you!!

    I am wondering how your B & B held out...

    I am thinking of you! Yes, I did like the ducks in the puddle story.

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  3. Yay! So glad you are safe. Thank you for the update, I've been praying for God to protect those in the path of the storm.

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  4. Thanks for the update, Becky--I've been praying for you and yours..
    Glad to hear you are well and safe.
    Blessings,
    Myrna

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  5. Oh, sweet Becky, so glad you are safe! God is obviously taking good care of you! I'll continue praying for you.
    In His Love -Cindy

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  6. Becky, I forgot you were in the Houston area. I'm glad to see you are OK, and I will be eager for the next report of how your home fared.
    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  7. Hi Becky, so thankful that you are safe and have a nice place to stay for now. What a blessing. We have friends that did not fare so well and are without power and lots of damage and clean up to do in Tomball.
    We were missed as IKE turned east before hitting our area. We are praying for all those affected.
    I know you will have some incredible pics. Take care and blessings always.
    hugs, Celestina
    la rea rose

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  8. Hi Becky, Like some I read your blog but don't comment to much. But wanted you to know I was so glad to read you are ok and that your family is safe. Amazing how far Ike went and the damage it caused. Even up north here where i am it went through last night knocking down trees and power.

    Take care and God bless you and your family.

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  9. Praying for you, sweet friend. I hope you are home now and that it all was ok. Hugs,

    Rhea

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  10. My mom and I are praying for you! Thank you for your comment on our blog! I love your profile picture-- is that a sample of your artwork? It's so cute!
    I hope & pray that the Lord will shower His blessings upon you as you wait on His timing, & that you will be home safely soon!

    --Gracy
    "Refreshings"

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