Good Friday Tornado – St. Louis, 4/22/11

This is the house we lived in for about nine months before moving to Colorado. We were only in this house for nine months while house-sitting for my husband’s sister and her family temporarily. It was to be for approximately two years, but a promotion was offered to my husband requiring a move to the Denver area. Of course, it was too good to pass up. I don’t think either of our families would have been in this house still, but it’s numbing to think about the “what if”.

There was once a charming covered porch on the front of this house. The roof of that porch is now lying on top of the porch itself. If you skip to about 1:05 on this video, the first house you see the media drive by is this one.

It’s such a disturbing feeling to see this. We’ve been out of that house for 11 years, but I look at it and still see our families. That house is a part of us, and we will forever be a part of it. Sentimental? Of course! Weather disasters like this are sad enough to hear about and see, but when they hit this close to “home” or this close to your heart, it’s just that much worse.

I’m very distracted by this today and am trying very hard to focus on work. I thought if I took a quick break to write just a little something, it might help. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are effected by this.

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