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Please check in Texas and surrounding area - Hurricane Rita (prayer chain)

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Nightshade
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50 posted 09-25-2005 01:14 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Thankyou so much Sharon for the update. I have been very worried about our Witchyone and her family. Next time you speak with her....if you can remember...lol....give her my love. Hugs, Chrislane
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51 posted 09-25-2005 01:48 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

And send her mine too..please.
Thank you for all you do Sharon.

Don't tell God how great the storm is..
tell the storm how great your God is.

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52 posted 09-25-2005 06:24 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well... I managed to evacuate right into the direct path of the storm... (don't be asking ME to buy lottery tickets LOL) and I can't say my sanity survived because I'm a quivering coward when it comes to heights and ended up trying to make roof repairs in the middle of Rita's wrath... and... I've spent FAR too much time in close quarters with a very old man and a very old cat. LOL But physically, we're all okay... and his place has no major structural damage in spite of downed trees everywhere.

He has water, phone... and a gas stove... but no electricity... With neither his chair lift nor his AC, Daddy's having difficulties. Unfortunately, a lot of those trees are down on power lines. *sigh*
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Suthern girl, it is so good to hear you and yours are safe.  I was very concerned.  For this time, we missed the big one, didn't we?!  *hugs*.....jo
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54 posted 09-25-2005 06:55 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Anyone heard from Jimmy yet?  (jwesley, that is.)

[This message has been edited by iliana (09-25-2005 07:37 PM).]

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I'm so happy to hear you are ok, Ruth!!!   I commend you for your bravery on the roof in the storm!!  
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Ruth spent the time on a roof!!
OMG!!  Thank God you are okay!
Thanks for checking in.

Don't tell God how great the storm is..
tell the storm how great your God is.

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57 posted 09-25-2005 08:43 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Suthern, I sure am glad you made it through all that, and very sorry to hear about you and  your Dad, in the heat without his lift and air-conditioning, that makes it so hard.  Main thing is you are all okay - thank God for that!  Take a deep breath now, the worst hopefully is now behind you all.
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58 posted 09-25-2005 11:46 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I sure wish I had better news than this.

Karen just called me, and said to thank you all for your ongoing concern for her and her family.  She said that she would be back with her family at Pipps before you know it.  

Unfortunately, she got home to find a ransacked house, no power, and a horrific shock of what someone did to her house, and all her missing belongings.  It will take time to even clear a path as they left nothing unturned.  Tonight I light another candle to give her strength to just get through this disturbing violation.
    
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59 posted 09-26-2005 12:06 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

My prayers for Karen will continue....it will be difficult...my heart is with her.  Sending my love.
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60 posted 09-26-2005 12:20 AM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

Sharon, is there anything we can do for Karen?

hugs, Marti
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Karen?...

just hugging you...

You know I love you, lady...

I'm so glad you're safe...

and Ruth and jo?...

The same goes for both of you too...
I'm glad to see that you all made it through safely...

Hugs to all...

and prayers continue...





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of power the world will know peace."
--Jimi Hendrix
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62 posted 09-26-2005 01:02 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Marti ~ Doing what we do now by being here for Karen is about all that we can do.  I know for a fact that she appreciates that more than we can ever imagine.  I too wish there was more I could do, but sometimes love is simply all one needs to get them through one more day.   We can always pray.
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Ruth, it's good to hear you're ok. Hopefully it won't be too long before you get power. Is it possible to get a generator? I'm sure FEMA will pay for it especially as your dad needs to be comfortable!
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64 posted 09-26-2005 10:02 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Say a prayer for us, please... I don't know when I'll be able to update you... but we've had to call an ambulance for Daddy... Don't know where he'll end up since the hospitals around him are running on generator power... but he's too weak to stand and can't walk even with strong men on either side of him for support... We're hoping it's just the heat and he'll be better if we can get him somewhere cool... but who knows.

Hugs to all... and hoping hard.
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Ruth, his electrolytes may be low (salt, sugar, potassium) from the relentless heat and perspiring them out of his body. That can make one extemely weak. He may also be suffering from dehydration.

When either of these conditions occur, the desire to eat diminishes, thereby making matters worse.

You've just weathered one of the worst storms of the century, and you and your Daddy will weather this one as well.

On closing this reply, I will spend some time in prayer that your father will be on the mend.

Love & healing prayers,
Linda

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OH MY GOSH....I hope he will be okay Ruth...My prayers are with you both....
So sorry to hear about Karen's home....I hope things get back to normal soon...If there is anything I can do to help please let me know....***BIG HUGS*** TO ALL
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Yes...hoping, for him and for you too -- that's not an easy drive in good conditions, but after a hurricane and the travelling you've already had to do....

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68 posted 09-26-2005 12:12 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Karen..I'm so sorry about your home.
Prayers are ongoing.

Ruth..Sending prayers out for your Dad and you. .
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Ruth, may God be with you both right now, what a terrible time for so many.  Once your Dad get hydrated and is cooled let's hope he gets his strength back, (you too.)
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On a bit of a positive note in Karen's horrible homecoming - I forgot to tell you, that her two were there!  Yes they were!  Mike next door hates cats and even fed them for her until she got back.  They would not go close to anyone, but the second she called them they knew Mama was home.

Karen is sure one strong lady, that I learn from daily that is all I can tell you, but right now is a good time for her to simply just "puddle" in all the feelings this horrible experience created.  Just wash them all out and away, as I hope many will try to do, in order to move on.

She has plugged an extension cord into the neighbour's house and I bet she is one mean and nasty cleaning machine today!

    

Goddess bless her!  
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That is such good news about Karen's cats!  I'll bet Karen is thanking the God/Goddess right now for having a home to come home to...so many don't.  My thoughts and prayers continue for her.  

Ruth, I am so sorry to hear your father is not well.  Know that both of you are in my prayers.   ....jo
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Suthern, I pray your father's getting the help he needs and you're going to sleep well while he gets it.

Karen, My heart goes out to you learning not only was life turned upside down by the hurricane, but you were looted on top of it.  Gosh, it's hard to believe anyone could be so dispicable.  Those cats will warm your heart.  Lots of love and extra BIG hugs to you and yours.
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suthern:  So glad you are safe and prayers are continuing for you and your father.  Hoping he will be fine in a day or two with some special care.

Karen:  What a terrible event for you to have to face. I do know what it is like to come home to a ransacked house and many missing treasures, but I have never gone through a hurricane along with it. I'm so glad your cats were safe! May you be also!

Love

Betty Lou

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Sharon, any word from Karen?
 
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