Monday, March 12, 2012

How was your day?

I hope you all had a good Monday...
here is how our day went...
a little on the windy side...
but still in the 70s and a source of inspiration...

with all that going on out there...
I came back in and grabbed the bags of stuff I have been collecting...
and Craig and I did this...

just the living room...
kitchen maybe tomorrow...
had to go back out...

already got a start on my tan...
but I tan fast...

and on a more serious note...
here is a blog button if you care to use it for Amy...
if you missed the last post...
scroll down and read her story...
prayers are so needed...

In need of prayer...

Patty from My Mountain Blessings has done a couple posts now asking for prayer for her friend's daughter.
She is from an area in Kentucky who had 2 tornadoes go through last week.
They destroyed everything in their paths.
Here is their story:
(from Patty's blog)
One of those critically injured was a 23 year old girl who was very close to us.
Her name is Amy.
Her Mother's name is Carolyn. 
 Amy was at her boyfriends home during
the tornado.  His name is Eric
This is her Mother's  story:

I called Amy who was at her boyfriends home.
I told her the weather was getting really bad.
 I felt she needed to come home now. 
Eric's home is a double-wide mobile home.
Not the safest place to be during a severe storm.
I felt she would be safer here in our home.
Amy said she would be okay and wanted to stay where she was.
I was still on the phone with Amy when I could hear a loud commotion in
the background.
I heard Eric's Mother yelling, "get in the hallway now!"
She screamed this out several times.
It was just a few seconds later that Amy's cell phone went dead.
I knew something was seriously wrong.
Carolyn quickly headed in the direction of Eric's home.
When they arrived there was nothing but rubble
and debris everywhere.
There was nothing left of the home.
The rescue teams would not let allow me to enter the area.
I explained that my daughter was in that home.
When they heard this, I was allowed to enter.
Eric's Mom and Dad were found
lying in the midst of the rubble.
They were both dead.
I reasoned in my heart that Amy was dead too.
After searching through the rubble of the home
 they did not find Amy.
I thought I would never see my daughter again.
She was later found several feet away from the home.
Amy's body was covered in blood.
It was then I saw her leg.
It was horrible.
 looked as if a 2x4 had blown through it.
She was critically injured,
but still breathing.

The make a long story short.
Due to her injuries,
Amy was air lifted immediately
to the University of Kentucky hospital.
Her leg was amputated.
One of her arms was broken and damaged seriously.
It required several hours of surgery.
They could not find Eric at first.
Eventually he was found and is also in UK hospital
He has many broken bones and internal injuries.
He is currently still in ICU.

Carolyn and Amy

Amy is so in need of prayer as she begins her healing.
There are many things she will be facing.
Many new changes.
An update from Patty said that her other leg and both arms are broken.
The one arm is going to require hours of surgery.
Her chest took the brunt of her being slammed into a tree.
She is still on the vent, unable to breathe on her own.
She is not aware of her injuries or Eric's...
or his parents.
They had to cut part of her long hair that was entangled in the branches.
Can you imagine?
Finding your child like that?
Waking up from something like that?
The healing will come.
Time will move on.
But the scars from this, and the healing of mind, body and soul will take a toll.
Keep Amy and her mother and others like them in your prayers.
So much was lost that day.
Loss that will try the faith of everyone.
Pray for their complete healing.
For Amy, Eric, Carolyn-
their community.
As they move forward with each new day.
That they keep their faith and God close.
That His hand is upon them.
Thank you, Patty, for letting me share their story.