Sunday, May 22, 2011
I am very saddened that the town I grew up in was destroyed by a tornado last night. The town has only 250 people that live in it and over 20 of the homes were completely destructed. I don't have any family that still lives in Reading, Ks but all of my friends families still live there and the community has always been family to me. I am not looking forward to the day that I go visit the area and see all the damage. Please keep all my friends and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
We enjoyed the day yesterday in Emporia, Ks at my sister's graduation and party and the girls went without a nap. Lets just say I will not do this again anytime soon. They had some melt downs when we got home. We then had to wake them up at 10:00 p.m. to go take shelter at our friends house due to some tornado warnings in our area. We stayed there until midnight and then were able to come home. I think we might just have to look for a house that has a basement now. I went to the NICU family room today to volunteer and met some great families that have babies in the NICU. I was able to talk to a women who gave birth to twins at 26 1/2 weeks and was able to give her hope that her babies will be just fine. It is hard to tell someone like that about our journey as it was such a hard road and I don't want anyone to have to go through what we did. I will celebrate my 35th birthday tomorrow and all Rylee has to say is "I like cake"! I do believe we will be celebrating with some cake. lol