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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sandy is....



...on her way
        
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We are in the direct path of a super powerful Hurricane. They predict two full days of horrendous winds and ocean surges. Thousands have been ordered to evacuate and the rest of us who don't have to leave stay put.

They told us to prepare for 7-10 days without power
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    yikes




Just 14 months ago I was writing about hurricane Irene and now they are telling us that this storm is worse. Its bigger and the winds stronger.

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Needless to say I am a bit nervous.

I have gone shopping several times with the last time being just about two hours ago.

I ask myself why do I keep going to the store? I keep saying why didn't I just go all out and do a big grocery haul?  I buy a bit here and a little bit there. Part of me says...how bad can it be? and the other part of me screams and says yes it can be That bad. But finally I was able to get supplies for both me and my Mom.  I feel good knowing that my husband bought lanterns a few weeks ago and that the coolers are filled with ice
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That feeling of being in control lasts for about a minute


 That nagging feeling that I have forgotten something seeps into my bones...then I remember something very, very important


There is just so much one can prepare for..after that you just have to hang tight and trust God. Yep, and I can think of no other to hold my fears.

Right now the winds  die down a bit, then pick right up again, feels more like a typical fall storm brewing... but I know that tomorrow at this time will be a completely different story.




I fear for people's safety

          God is in charge


I fear flooding


          God is near


I fear power outages and the cold that will result from loss of power


         God's love warms me


No doubt that we will all be talking (God willing) about this storm for years and years to come.


So as I put away cans and put fresh batteries into flashlights ...I pray


        God, we ask for your shield of protection over everyone


                               Amen




Now, I feel better


12 comments:

  1. Praying for you Joanne and for all in the path of Sandy.

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  2. You sound pretty prepared on all levels. Good luck and God bless.

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  3. sending positive thoughts your way stay safe and dry

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  4. Hurricanes are very disconcerting. I'm in FL and we get them regularly. We've evacuated more than once. I pray the damage from Sandy is minimal. And you are right, only God controls the weather. We can't do much about it except leave when they advise us to. In the end, everything we own is just stuff. God bless you!

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  5. Prayers for all of your family and those in the path of the storm!!

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  6. Prayers, good thoughts, and love to you and yours, Joanne.

    xoRobyn

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  8. Praying for you and your loved ones, that you will have peace beyond understanding in the midst of any and all strife no matter what happens, it is all in God's hands and all will work out for good in the end. :)

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