I just wanted to throw up a quick post about what is going on around here.
The community that we live in, Cahaba Heights was very heavily damaged by a tornado that passed through on Wednesday. I can't even begin to put into words what this place looked like... it was as if a bomb went off.
I started to take some pictures the day after, although I quickly put my camera down, it felt disrespectful. So many lost everything... even life.
I will share a few from outside our house. Fortunately, our home was spared... most were not.
Out of the debris and sadness rose goodness though! People poured into this community, and what I thought would take a year to clean up, took days. Don't get me wrong, we are not pieced back together yet. Most have moved out while their house get repaired/rebuilt, But the spirit of this community is going strong.
I have always blogged about my love for my home and community and today it is stronger than ever.
This is my town...
I just can't express my gratitude enough for all those that brought chainsaws, rakes, meals, and love.
I also can't tell you enough what you get out of serving. We also have been working non-stop helping others, and I can tell you this, the benefits to the server out way the benefits of the served.
We have gained far more than we have lost!
My heart is so full,