I must have been living under a rock the last two days as an unbelievable tornado hit Oklahoma City, OK.
Marked as the largest and most devastating tornado to EVER hit. Wow! I saw this photo today that someone took of the debris.
It is a chilling message and reminder.
Some of best college friends live in Edmond and this was the post they made yesterday. The farm is their families farm.
“family is all safe but separated by debris right now, Orr Family farm is gone, 75-100 horses killed, family cars are missing….news is saying its the worst tornado damage ever.”
The whole thing is terrifying!
I could only reflect on a few scriptures that remind me that God lives.
4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Sunday night, North America North East (24 missions) for LDS public affairs just had a huge training in responding to disasters. The state of OK was not included but I wish it would have been. I am sure the whole Mormon Helping Hands will be organized in the next 24 hours by the missions and area authorities like we did in NY and NJ. Amazing things came of that storm as were reported at our meeting. Unfortunately, the damage is huge and the death toll high.
2. I wanted to follow up on the public humiliation post that I last posted.
All is resolved. The person offered up an apology after I resigned and asked me to stay on board. I agreed. I guess he was just having a very bad day and the meeting we were at was at the very end of the day and he blew like a volcano. It just happened to be at me.
We have been friends for 10 years, so I was so shocked.
In my email out to the board, I offered up my apology for any offense two years ago. (Again not really sure what I had done, but figured it couldn’t hurt.) I just felt like I had to take the high road regardless. The high road did indeed payoff, as we were able to discuss where he was coming from and how he felt.
I am happy that people have a chance to forgive and be forgiven so we are not harboring thoughts of negativity for years. Forgiveness offers peace and joy to both the giver and the receiver.
3. I spent most of the weekend working on a website for the Trinity High School Football Foundation. This will be a portal to distribute information to parents and players. They haven’t had anything too effective in the past and so it was deemed neccessary.
Kill my husband…he volunteered me. It went like this, “sure my wife would be happy to build that!” Huh, you just don’t volunteer people to build websites. It didn’t take to long and I am learning as I am going!
4. Finally, My clean eating rampage continues, I haven’t updated my other website…. no time, but I am on day 22…. Not sure what I have lost but feeling better and lighter.
I am desperate for menu ideas! Trying to build on that this week.
The sugar craves are gone, I eat when I am hungary but I am not having the swings like I had before.
Pizza is still the enemy!