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{June 20, 2007}   Last Night’s Storm

     Along with others in my area, the storm in the middle of the night woke a lot of us up and those that were a wake, it keep them a wake.  From 1 am to 4 am, we experienced hail, rain, lightening and strong winds.  About 2 ish, I thought I better put my car in the garage.  Just as I was about to pull forward, part of a tree fell 2 feet in front of me.  Chris and Matt were up of course and were in the garage making sure nothing was in the way for me to park.  I gave up and moved the car away from the house.  I then ran back in.  Within a minutes time frame, I was drinched. 

     We stood in the garage for a few minutes watching the storm.  Chris said, "Mom, I thought it hit you."  I was going to try and move the tree out of the way, but the hail and all.  I told him not to worry.  It was for the best. If I had parked it in the garage, I would not have been able to get the car out.  We all turned in about 3;30 am ish, the storm was dieing down, but not gone.

     I was woken up by a phone call from my supervisor about 8:30 am.  I stayed home to clean up the mess.  I didn’t wake Chris up until about 10:30 am, I wanted to do what I could on my own.  For a young man, he does have some muscels and helps out a lot, but I told him to eat breakfast or should I say brunch.  Anyway after lunch, both the boys came out to help me in the yard, 1:30 pm or so.  They were dragging limbs to the side of the road.  We have not finished picking up all the debree, but by the evening.  Chris climbed up on top of the house to see if he could pick up the limb and throw it off the roof.  No Go.  So later, he jumped back up there, determined like his mother. 🙂 He began sawing into peaces using a hand saw.  You know that hurt.  I told him not to worry about it.  He kept on.  He had done alot by the time God answered our prayers.  He had cut that big limb into like 4 pieces and threw off the roof.  I was praying hard by this point.  I knew we needed a chain saw, but I couldn’t just go out and buy one.  My neighbor, who usually helps out, was not around.  It seems as if all the neighbors were gone. 

     We stayed home from church, not something we do normally, but considering the events at hand and on top of all this, I have to study for a final exam.  YIKES!  Well, by 7:30 pm, some friends in town drove by and saw Chris on the roof top sawing away by hand this huge limb.  They were leaving the Wednesday night service from the First Baptist Church here in Duke.  The husband stopped and rang the door bell.  He asked if he could help Chris.  I was like, "yes, please."  He said had a chain saw.  I was like, THANK YOU LORD!  I pray many blessing to bestowed on this couple for their concern and help.  Anyway, he showed Chris how to use a chain saw, and Chris got to do the cutting.  They both cut that limb into about 12 big sizes before it was off the house.  It took them about 30 minutes. 

GOD IS GREAT, HE IS El Shaddai!!!!!

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