Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hope

I was talking to my Dad about all the devastation that we are seeing these days and I came to the conclusion that I am ready for the Savior to come.  It is exhausting and heartbreaking to see what others are going through in these last days.

We drove to Joplin a couple of weeks ago to let the kids see what happens when a tornado touches down.  They understand when they hear the weather radio to go to the basement, but we didn't think they really got the whole picture.
We went through Greensburg years ago when the tornado destroyed the whole town.
I was ready for a reminder.
I was humbled by the ones that had lost everything.
I am always amazed at those that can still have a sense of humor in the face of loss.
Over 160 lives were lost, a hospital, schools, community centers and hundreds of homes were destroyed.
I am inwardly embarrassed that I think my problems are bad.  There is no comparison.

We have a home over our heads, food in our bellies and healthy children.
I am grateful for the gospel that gives me HOPE.
It is what gets me up in the morning.
I need to try harder with what I do during the day to show my Heavenly Father that I am grateful for those blessings.

4 comments:

Tamaratravel said...

Thank you for reminding me of the blessings I have..I've been forgetting them lately and the news is always there to remind one that it's worse somewhere else..

Ben and Laurie said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. What a good experience for your family.

Will and Marcie Davis said...

Oh my!!! Those pictures ARE humbling! Thanks for sharing them.....here I was thinking my life is SO hard right now....What a great reminder of how blessed I ACTUALLY am! Sure love ya!

Shannon said...

Your photos are heart-wrenching. I agree with you - ready for the Savior! And in the mean time, reminded to count my blessings...