Jen, I am one of your avid followers, even though we have never met. I live 1 mile from the devastation in Moore, OK. My children attend Moore Public Schools. My grandsons were born in Moore Medical Center. The 7 11 was my favorite stop for Pumpkin Spice Cappucino. My daughter's school and my house were in the direct path of the tornado when it turned south of us and hit Plaza Towers school. Even if not hit myself, being so close and knowing how lucky we are, I can tell you for those too involved in their recovery right now to voice it, the thoughts and recognition of situations like this means so much! There are more stories of happiness and sorrow here than even the news can report. For instance, my DIL was driving by the 7 11 and saw people frantically digging. She jumped out of the car to help and helped pull out the mother and baby who had died there. That woman was not recognizable at the time. Today she learned that woman was a girl she graduated from high school with. Her other child survived because he was sheltered at his school - the same elementary school my Guatemalan daughter goes to. This is the 3rd tornado that my family has been lucky enough to make it through that hit a mile or less from us - May 3rd to the west, May 8th to the east, and now May 20th to the south. I am not waiting for the north and will find the funds to put in a shelter!!!
Oh Nancy, I know exactly who you are! I can't even imagine how you must be feeling! I was so sorry to hear and now that I have read your comment and know you are right there, I feel even more deeply.Your DIL...so amazing to spring into action, but yet I feel for what she can never un-see and un-know for the rest of her life. But, as with all of these terrible tragedies...hopefully the good can be taken over the bad. The blessings over the sadness. I know it's easier said than done, and it's a daily moment to moment choice. Most times I win, sometimes I lose...and that's okay too.I could not believe the words you wrote about the tornados which have struck around you, and yes I agree with you...and want for you to be SAFE!! You are not going to believe this when I tell you. I was reading your comment to my mom last night and she couldn't believe it either. She said I am so happy we don't live where there are tornados. I said, mom everywhere has something, we have earthquakes. She said, not really...we don't ever really have them. She called me about 4 hours later and asked, "Did you feel that?!?" I said no. She told me we just had an earthquake, and her whole house just shook. She couldn't believe that just happened after what we talked about. She told me to go turn the news on. Apparently it was a 5.7. So ironic. Nancy, I will be keeping your family and of course all of the people and animals in Moore close. My love to you and thank you so much for always being here for me ❤
I saw this too. I was so relieved he was okay. I donated to one day ranch. They're doing great work. It's a legit rescue. I want to donate more but I'm still not fully rebuilt from hurricane sandy...I can't even think of the animals trapped there. It is horrific.
I completely agree, to think about it just about kills me...
I would not of sent the video to you if it did not have a happy ending.
Ok...that's good ; ) I was holding my breath through the whole thing...ready to burst into tears.
That was the feel good moment of the whole day.Dixie
I saw the abbreviated version of this video yesterday. This one had so much more feeling to it. I'm in tears. Looks like all they have is each other. Even more so now. SO very glad she found her doggy and he appears to be ok healthwise (although a bit shell shocked!). :)!!
I did too!! I found this one on YouTube the next day : )
You should say get a Kleenex! This is awesome & they have had some great stories during all this "stuff" down here. Julie n Texas
made me tear up. It feels wrong saying I'm happy for this lady because of all she lost, but I am happy for her that they saw her dog and it was okay.
Wow that was amazing...to get that moment captured on film like that. I'm so happy for that woman. I look at all the rubble and am shocked anyone or any animal could have came out alive from all of that devastation....I don't think I could live in a place that has yearly tornados. That place has been hit hard before. I think I'd want to move. But then again, when you love where you live and it feels like home...you stay. I love where I live, CA, and there is always the threat of the BIG ONE (earthquake) but it seems that we just get the little ones all the time. Those strong tornados seem to happen much more than the BIG ONE earthquakes that threaten our area. But then again, all it will take is ONE "big one"... and Nevada becomes ocean front property -- or so they say!
I am one of those that live in the middle of this nightmare and have been asked the question of why I don't move. Tornadoes are extremely scary but it is times like this of why I stay - the people of Moore, Oklahoma. We are a family and to see that large family pulling together no matter what the direct impact keeps us here. Words can't describe the devastation. The pictures are nothing. Take what you see on TV and imagine it 100 times worse and despite that this community has pulled together. It is an absolute miracle that more lives were not lost. I am not even a native of Oklahoma, but I will always call it home!
crying crying........ so happy her dog was OK, wish someone could have picked him up.