The numbers keep changing, the numbers keep increasing.
22 mile path.
Up to 1 mile wide
51, total death count.
20 children gone, maybe more.
$1 Million- the amount Chesapeake Energy just donated to clean-up efforts.
So many homes are obliterated. Memories gone but homes replaceable. But my mind keeps going back to the parents and families of the children whose lives were lost. The schools held the kids at school because they felt it was safer. It probably was, but we will never know.
Although much different, this situation was so similar to Newtown. So many parents dropped their children off this morning with the anticipation of picking them up this afternoon and going to Sonic, soccer practice, a friends house, gymnastics, music lessons.... home. For 20+ families, they have a new reality tonight. For so many more families, there is no "home".
My heart hurts. I feel so bad for the residents of Moore. How many more times can they endure a tragedy like this?
I have done nothing in this life to deserve my many blessings. But I am thanking The Lord tonight for my husband who is snoring beside me, my 14 month old who will probably be awake at 5am and my 3 year old who squeezed out 1/2 a tube of Aveeno lotion tonight.