Having just had a wonderful weekend with great weather and lots of barbecue fun with friends both Sat and Sun, the sadness and destruction of the devastating tornadoes last night has cast a pall on all that.
While sitting at our friends house last night, having a great time, another friend of ours called to say that a bad tornado was in Southwest City MO. where my mother-in-law and family live. We called them to make sure they were taking shelter and they were. At this time we've got tornado warnings ourselves and are keeping a very close eye on the weather. We worried a few hours and heard some reports of damage and injuries just down the road from where they live. We called and couldn't get a hold of them. They were finally able to call us back later with the news that they were alright, thank goodness, just a loss of power. The house and the chicken houses next to them were all completely gone though so they had a very close call.
Just a short time later that cell went over Joplin MO with a tornado that caused major damage and fatalities.
My heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones and are experiencing the loss of their homes, businesses and more. Praying for strength for you all to carry you through these difficult times.
Much love and big hugs to people in a town not so very far away.