Thursday, May 26, 2011

Prayers For Our Neighboring States

What a week! Tornado's all around causing heartache and loss for so many dear people in Joplin, Missouri, Piedmont, Oklahoma and right here in North Texas. I can not even imagine how horrible it has to be for so many. Homes and business can be rebuilt, but the loss of loved ones and the missing, is devastating.

Tuesday night arrived with a furry as one storm after another seemed to keep our sirens in my town blasting, for what seemed like, FOREVER! In my area they report 9 tornadoes total for the evening. Our Oklahoma friends to the north were hit with much worse high winds as a tornado touched down taking life and limb on it's path. Lives changed forever.

My heart and prayers go out to those with the challenge of rebuilding their lives. Prayers for the family in Oklahoma whose little boy was ripped from his mother's arms. For the family in Missouri who's high school graduate son, was lifted from the car he was riding in with his Father, right through the sunroof. Just horrific stories and so many more we will never know about.

As we approach Memorial Day, Let's keep in our thoughts and prayers those that will not be enjoying a long three day weekend with backyard cookouts or relaxing in the back 40. We take so much for granted in our lives and how quickly life can be changed by mother natures strong temper. As the days move forward, God bless those recovering and bring peace, courage and strength for the challenge ahead.

Thank you so very much for the emails received to check on me here in the Lone Star State. Miss Beazy and I huddled in the closet with our pillows, cell phone, water and radio. This always happens when my guy is out of town, but we did fine. Missy B was challenged to stay calm and did pretty well, considering she has storm anxiety and terrified of thunder, lightening and hail. Today, we have clear skies and for this we are thankful

As a side note. Blogger has been really glitching for me and I have not been able to sign in my blog all week. It will only let me visit a few blogs to leave comments. Very frustrating indeed. I hope it is fixed soon and till then, just know, to those that have visited me, thank you so much. I will continue to try and visit you in return and hope that at some point I can leave comments again.

Blessings always,
Celestina Marie


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

We are all battling with blogger this week. Glad to hear you are fine. These tornados are awful! I remember tornado warnings from the Midwest and I hated them!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's been such a terrible Spring for so many states! We are praying for everyone! Enjoy your weekend, my friend! ♥

lilybets said...

Prayers for you and your neighbours,I hope they will save people the love and rebuilt your life,I saw some imagines and I was very sorry,nature can be catastrofic...God bless you!.

Ginny said...

Ditto on the blogger glitch. I did not know that your part of Texas was so bad. I am glad you made it through ok. I am glad Miss B was a brave girl!
We have so much rain here that I really thought I saw a fish swim down the street! There are floods all around us,as we are surrounded by lakes and rivers.
It is still raining today and a bit of a chill in the air.
Hopefully things will calm down soon.
I feel so awful for all the people who lost homes, or the lives of their loved ones. I can't remember a time when things were so bad weather wise since I was younger. May God's love shine on them and bring them peace and healing from all of this.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for your prayers for Joplin. It is such a heartbreaking devastation to this community. We live in Springfield, MO and often went to Joplin for a day of fun. Have a nice day. Twyla

Julie Marie said...

Dear Celeste... I join you in your prayers for all of those affected... I am thankful you are ok as well as Miss Beazy... you are right, we must not take life for granted... my heart is aching right now for so many... xoxo Julie Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautifully thought out post, well said. We do take so much for granted, don't we? We are truly blessed in all ways.

Honey, try "unclicking" the "stay signed in" tab ~ that is what finally allowed me to start leaving comments and to get back into my blog.

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Blogger has been nice to me this evening so far and letting me leave comments so I am catching up on my friends. My heart and prayers go out to those that have been effected by the tornado and the storms. We enjoyed a day of sunshine today. Have a great weekend. I know we will. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

Mariette said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Most important is to remember all those victims indeed; human suffering is awful and we ought to pray for them and support in many ways.
As for blogger, it is a big problem, commenting on a lot of blogs is impossible. I also noticed that your followers are not showing either; mine are gone. In the Dashboard it says I have 197 followers but they don't show when I click on it... And not in my sidebar. I've exported my blog as I heard that several lost their blog completely! Will post that tonight; how to...

Lots of love,


Mari said...



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Celestina Marie,
I'm so glad the tornado did not come near you! Such terrible things are happening!

Thank you for your visit this morning, my sweet girly friend. I'm afraid I don't know how to back up my blog but if I find out, I will let you know.
This past week has been very frustrating, hasn't it? Hopefully they will get things back to normal soon because there are a lot of annoyed ladies out there! Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings and hugs,

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..