Thursday, May 26, 2011

From The Good Life

I'd planned to post graduation pictures of Tim's son Michael's high school graduation today. I am putting those on hold until next week.

If you live in the midwest, you're "used" to tornadoes. I've lived in the midwest all of my life. I've seen my share of them and certainly spent many an hour huddled in the basement.

What we've all seen this week in Joplin, Missouri isn't one of those tornadoes those of us from the midwest are "used" to, it's an unbelievable scene of devastation. I've been mesmerized by the coverage, so much so I've forced myself to turn off the TV! Last night, as I walked in my house from work, the sun was shining, my house was comfortable and warm. I felt guilty and lucky all at the same time. I paused in my hallway for a moment to be so thankful to have a house and family. It's ironic the subtitle of my blog and the title of my Thursday posts is From The Good Life! So true, this is The Good Life!

Remember what's important! Tell your family how much you love and appreciate them!

7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful reminder for all of us about what's important. It's truly shocking to see the devastation that has occurred. Time for all of us to think about what really matters.

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  2. Julie, I'm SO glad you guys are okay!

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  3. I'm glad to hear you're safe. And I'm constantly reminded that life is short, but sweet, so appreciate it.

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  4. I'm glad you were spared this tragedy. Your words today are well taken. I hope you have a great day and enjoy the holiday weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Glad to hear you are safe. Such extreme weather, my heart goes out to those poor folks of Joplin, and the others hit by such tragedies because of the weather.

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  6. The devastation in Missouri is incredible. Those people have definitely been on my mind this week as well. Thanks for the reminder. It's so easy to get caught up in the daily task and forget to appreciate what we have!

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  7. It has been hard to watch all the coverage on TV but it has been a constant reminder of how lucky I am and how thankful I am to be alive and by the side of those who I love and love me.

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