Prayers for Joplin
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Today, all my thoughts and prayers are going across the state line and 30 miles away from my home to Joplin, Missouri. I can't help but feel the impact of this disaster every time I turn on the local news and watch unfolding and unreal events of tragedy and heroism. While driving to and from work, the radio station is full of worried citizens calling in, giving names of loved ones they're looking for. And co-workers continually fill me with stories of family and friends who've lost their homes.
I still can't believe the single deadliest tornado since the 1940's hit my neighbors just Sunday ago. It's hard to think of all the places I shopped and ate (the little pizza parlor where my husband and I went on our first sit-down date) as being gone. I ache for every person involved.
More information about Joplin here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43132174/ns/weather/t/twister-search-finds-survivors-more-dead/from/toolbar