Good News, Bad News

It has been a long, trying, and discouraging week for all of us in the region. It seems as though as I type this entry, most of us are either protected or have moved to higher ground. In our situation, we sit and wait. We moved all important documents and items near and dear to our hearts to the upper level last night. This morning I'm packing bags so that if we need to move quickly, we'll be ready. We pray that we are able to stay in our home and open it to those in need.

With the situation as dire as it is, I'm amazed that our communities are still banding together. Tension runs high, but the commitment to saving our homes and cities is even higher.

I just spoke with Casey and received an update on Flynn. She had a very good day yesterday, using her arms and wrists to sit up, and even took a ride in a wheel chair, visiting the babies. This is awesome news, considering the diagnosis. Unfortunately, she did not sleep well last night due to coughing. Today will be a day of very hard work for her, so we are hoping she will be rested up in time to leave for Denver on Monday. Casey is on flood patrol at his own home, and my hope is, getting some much needed rest as well. My prayers continue to be with them.

My sister and brother- in -law had to make the difficult decision to put their beloved dog, Sammie, down yesterday. It may seem trivial to some during these times of crisis, but he was very special to them and will be greatly missed. He was one of a kind.

I'm off to do some housework and pack a few things. I'm feeling a pull to nest - I'm quite sure I'm not the only one to feel this way right now. God Bless, stay safe.


Roxane B. Salonen said...

Marie, it was so good to read your post. The nesting instinct is in FULL FORCE right now. Even Troy said he feels like cleaning. I was feeling the same back in Fargo. Now, I am trying to relax and feeling SO loved by my friend, Mary. I hope you can meet her someday. We are safe, but thinking of you all back there constantly. Also, the doesn't matter if there are other things going on. That is a true loss, a true grieving, and I'm so sorry they had to deal with that on top of everything else right now. It seems so cruel, the timing of it.
Hugs and many prayers from Minnesota!

Marie said...

You are so wondeful. I am so happy that you and your children are safe and sound. I wil try to call you tomorrow.