By now everyone has seen the photos and videos of the devastation wrought by mother nature in Joplin, MO. Help is needed. If you would like to help, Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or visit The Red Cross website to donate or give blood.
It never occurred to me that people would worry about me. However, I have had enough inquiries that I feel I need to let people know that we are all ok. I received emails from my good friends Alice Kay, Karla, Hank JR, and Iggy expressing concern. Many others have expressed concern on Facebook. This was my reply to Iggy. Thank you everyone for caring.
I have watched the news in horror as this tragedy unfolds. The death count is now well over 100. I am very proud of how those involved are handling themselves - with dignity and professionalism. Joplin is about 200 miles from me. I was there many times during my years of government work. It was a nice place to go. And I'm sure it will again be. It is a very hopeless feeling to know there is little I can do right now. I am going to donate blood today (they have finally lifted the "cancer ban" from me and I am again allowed to donate). I will donate money to church if they take up a special collection this weekend, otherwise to the Red Cross. Other than that... all I can do is pray for those involved in this horror. It is at this point, I believe, the deadliest tornado in the nation.
We have been plagued, and will continue to be apparently, with thunderstorms, hail and the threat of tornadoes. The idiots were wrong about the end of the world, but God is definitely getting everyone's attention these days. Not just here of course, but around the world. I don't worry about me, but I do worry about my kids. My prayers are always that God keeps them and their families safe.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.