Today is Mother's Day. After church today we ate a sack lunch and headed out to a neighborhood that was about 3 miles from our old Kimberly Ln. neighborhood. Trees laid like toothpicks all over that neighborhood. Houses were destroyed by falling logs. I always thought one of the most beautiful parts of Alabama is the trees. They are like giants! HUGE! Trees you cannot put your arms around. They are so tall they almost touch the sky! When they fall.... Shear destruction!
The blessing in this? After stopping at several homes where noone was home, (I'm sure they were all celebrating Mother's Day) we finally had an opportunity to help. I think several are becoming skeptical about help. We watch *warnings* all over the tv. Be careful they say, make sure you know who is offering to help. Watch out for scam artists.
A gentelman and his children were going from their home to his neighbors homes cleaning up debris. He allowed us to help him. So, a group of maybe 10 (us included) began working with a resident going from his neighbor to neighbor. In the end, it turned out, they homeschool their children through CCA. Their son is Alex's friend from drama. In the process, we made a connection with him, and we helped at least 3 of his neighbors, 1 of which was a single mother and one an elderly couple. All this, on Mother's Day.