We are so grateful for all your prayers and concerns. It means so much to know that others are out there praying to help us get through this hurricane.
I first want to give some news on Kenzie Stanfield who also were affected by the hurricane. She said that where they live is mostly without power but they did not lose power. While being thankful that they are ok from the hurricane, the message is that she is experiencing contractions again. Still so very early for Baby Faith to make her appearance. So many prayers to be offered up on her behalf.
I attempted to update the blog earlier but had lost the signal. Our cell phones were out, electricity gone, have to boil water and we are under a very strict curfew. All this said I am beating myself up for not leaving and just chancing the time spent on the road. I don't want this to seem like I am complaining as we have so much to be thankful for while other have their home split in two with trees. The reality is that we will probably be leaving tomorrow, heading north to Dallas and will be out of our home for anywhere from 2 1/2 -6 weeks. This is what is being said at this point. It is still very early and they are still assessing the situation. I do know that with Louisiana still having power outages from Hurricane Gustav that they are saying that we can't have power prior to their power being restored.
As far as our home, we have lots of tree damage, roof damage, fence damage and much water in the main part of our home due to roof damage. We even had water coming out of electrical outlets. I have never seen that before! But the best is that all are ok. Annabel went to her Loma & Lanny's today since our home is so hot. She struggles with the heat and is having some tummy issues. Loma & Lanny's home is her special retreat. She gets tons of loving and holding from them. My plan was to bring her home this evening but it is so hot and mostly dark. So she is spending the night with them and I am praying that she has a good night for them. I would not have been able to stay here today and take care of things had it not been for them.
We have just recently heard that our beach home at Crystal Beach may no longer be there. My parents who are in Dallas were watching T.V. and along the bottom of the screen they saw it say that Gilchrist and Crystal Beach is no more. We have no verification as to this and will wait for further news.
Again, thanks to everyone for your concerns!