Monday, May 9, 2011

The coming flood

Thought I'd do a quick before-flood post.  Unless God gives the Mississippi river states a miracle, it's looking like we will lose the house in Butte La Rose.  Talk about making you aware of God's knowledge and awesomeness.  We have been wanting to live out there.  In our humanness, we couldn't figure out why He wouldn't want us living there.  If we had gotten our way, we could be packing up and facing losing our first home.  We are fortunate ones.  I cannot fathom what others are facing right now.  There are so many that are going to lose their homes.  Please join me in praying for them.  They will need so much peace and comfort.  They will need Him.

This is what we were met with when we went to the house yesterday to check things out.  Never thought I'd see one of these:

Here is the water as of Sunday, May 8, 2011.  See that little tree in the water, normally the water is well past that (farther out).   The water is close to 18' right now.  The forecasts predict it to rise to 5'-10' above flood stage which is about 25'.  

  Here's a pic of our house as it is now... This is how I hope we'll remember it.  It was surely a place of refuge and peace, a place to refuel and reconnect, a place to focus on the awesomeness of our God and His creation.  

The kids and I are headed out there today and tomorrow to empty everything we can.  Then we'll have to get help to move furniture and appliances.  Pray for sanity!


Wolfe's Home said...

I'm so sorry, Charlene. God's providence in our have a great perspective. Hugs!

Janet and Kevin said...

So sorry for the flood damage. Praying for you all.