Wednesday, June 10, 2009

One Year Ago

This is the one year anniversary of the summer of 2008 floods here in Iowa. It's hard to believe it's been one year already! It seems like yesterday that we were hauling out wet and muddy items, ripping up hardwood floors, and powerwashing walls. Pretty incredible. For those of you who weren't following my blog during that time, last June, Iowa was hit with horrific flooding. It wiped out so much - many are still homeless. Our family was hit directly - our entire basement and a portion of our main floor was flooded - and my grandparents and aunt and uncle were also hit. But the Lord has provided for all of us in an incredible way - we are so thankful! Many people are still hurting and without homes - still be praying for them! Here is a video that was made last year by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries - it interviews people from our home church (as well as my dad) about the floods. Remember to pause the music on my sidebar! If the video decided not to work, then you can watch it at this link.

Here are some pictures of the flood.....

A very special thank you again to the team that came from Knoxville, Iowa to help us! As we reflect again on that time, we are so grateful for your help and realize that we couldn't have accomplished nearly that much if it weren't for you! Thank you!

Also, thanks to David and Kirk for providing us with these pictures that they took while they were here.

All of our ruined piano music

Trying to salvage what we can

Another BIG thank you to Megan and Caleb, who came up and helped us tremendously! Thank you so much, guys! We couldn't have done it without you!

So again, a big thank you to EVERYONE who helped us! There are just too many to name, but we appreciate each and every one of you!!
This Sunday, Iowa Holiness Association Campmeeting starts - please be in prayer for this incredible week!


Phil said...

Wow, those times must have been hard on your family. I'm glad you got through them, though.

Nikki said...

Wow! i will admit that some of those memories I wish we DID NOT have to make! But things happen! And I praise God that we got through it!

Life Savior said...

You guys were in a flood! I never knew!


Life Savior said...

Looked pretty rough.


Rebekah said...

Wow, Tori, I can't believe it's already been a year since the flood! It was around that time that I started reading your blog! =)

Kenna said...

Wow! Looks like you had a BIG mess. :) I'm sure you NEVER want to repeat it but God knows best.