Saturday, October 08, 2005

Word from Waveland...

We left out from our last stop in Indiana between 7:30 and 8:00, and drove until 2:00 and pulled into a state park and pitched the tent on the side of the road, it had been drizzling when we pulled up.We stayed awake long enough to throw down blankets.I rose at sunrise and stepped out, and what do I see on the opposite side of the road but the most beautiful camp site in Tennessee stayed long enough to make coffee and it was back on the road again.We were in Alabama when we first started seeing trees broken and shattered.But it did not prepare me for what was to come.The Drive was smooth and both cars made it great.As we came to sunset, the worry of curfew set upon us, as we made our way to hwy603.At one point we stopped for directions, due to a detour sign in the road.This wonderful ole' man said the bridge was open but you had to drive slow, and gave us a short cut.While we were stopped , we got the call from Arjay, and curfew was 11:00, so we'd make it...By the time we pulled in, it was dark, and you could only see what your headlights showed you in many places, but there was lights on in some places.Just what I saw in the dark was enough to make a person cry themselves to sleep.When we got here it took a few minutes to figure out were to park, and where to make camp. We were told to see the beach before we did too much...To have an understandinding of why we are here...So up at 7:30 and it was off to the beach.It looks as if the child of an awsome giant came along and got angry, making pixy sticks and tooth picks out of the trees, and what was left of the homes looked nothing more than piles ofbroke dominios and tinker toys, with a few lincoln logs thown in the mix.But these piles stood twenty feet or more, trees littered with rubish and debre.Humbling every person who sees it.Back to camp to dig in and get to work.The Fred's parking lot is were we are and what a sight.I have to find the words later,but will fill you in.First thing I knew I was elbow deep in stir fry.As lunch was getting ready to be serve I stopped for A few minutes and before I knew it we started on Dinner.After starting three HUGE pots of stew, two pots of potatos for potatoe salad, pork and been, and vegetable soup, I had to stop and find a seat for a minute.And here I am...This is the longest I've sat down since I sat up, and I need to go, We'll soon be done for the night, then I'll slow down and rest...So until next time...I LOVE YOU SHANI, CHRIS, JAMES, RONNIE, and MOM...Thank you all for supporting me...And God Bless Us All....

2 comments:

Firelight said...

Momma.... Everyone here said "Hi Mom" in unison. Of course we all miss you very much and not a very long period of time goes by before someone mentions wondering what you are doing. So what seems to be the topic of the day? Mom and Waveland. The sleep over went very well and the kids had a pretty good time all things considered. I took Karie (age 7) to church with us today (it was her very first time being in church), and she did very well. Bless her heart she wants to come over all the time now and go with us. Afterwards she wanted me to take her to my special praying spot and pray for her (Shani had taken the kids there and told them what it was for). So as we were coming home she said she wanted me to go and pray with her, for her. There were events as you can well guess…. But nothing I could not handle. James has been sleeping very well a night, not waking up and waking up in a generally good mood. Me? I’m exhausted…

Tomorrow I will be busy as ever and your mom has been a true blessing. (One of your better ideas). I don’t know how I would have done anything without her. She sends her love and greetings. I have to go pick up my paycheck, deliver items left over from the sleepover, volunteer at the food bank, then go to bank and deposit check and still have a full days work. I will be turning in early tonight as you can guess by my remarks. I love you and miss you very much. I’m (as well as everyone else) proud of you, for showing the courage to take initiative and help your fellow man on this personal level. Pride might not be the right word but admiration would be a fitting description. I miss your chatter around the house already and am looking forward to you being back home. Send everyone there our love and prayers. Can one person make a difference? You know they can. When things get difficult remember everything that happened (miracles) we were witness to all over America as we traveled. God had your name on this trip and when your mission is fulfilled the spirit will let you know. God bless you and I love you very much… Ron (Firelight)

Firelight said...

Monday morning and homeschooling the kids. I'm trying to get some work done and Lynn is helping alot. There are things though that only Dad can do so I've still been stopping to help out. So how was Sunday for you? We looked for a new post but did not see one. Do you have to wait your turn to use computer and internet? What are the avrage numbers for the kitchen (workers)? Are you still shorthanded? Well going to go for now.... Love & Miss you... Ron