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Old 05-25-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default we had a tornado today.

I have had one heck of a day. Me and my son blaine are down at the camper cleaning it having a good ol time. It started to rain so i turned on the radio..i'm terrified of storms. And it said there was tornado watches and warnings but it wasn't for my area..so just in case i go ahead and get out a blanket and warmer clothes for blaine and I..well it started storming so i put the warm clothes on us and all of a sudden it got bad..as I was headed out the door it said a tornado was headed straight for us.
I didn't have time to go anywhere safe so i wrapped the blanket around us and headed for our old chicken coop. I knew it was safer than the camper. I flung open the door and threw blaine in cause i couldn't get the door shut the wind was so strong. I finally managed to get it closed but it took every ounce of strength and fear I had. I was so scared. I put blaine in the corner and i cuddled up over him..I was crying and praying. I was so scared. To make matters worse the kids were supposed to be home at that time. I kept praying that the school held them over or that they were at the neighbor's house..I didn't know what to do. I didn't know if I should leave blaine there and go look for them or not. I didn't have time to leave.I have never been so scared in my life. Our town is a mess. We got lucky. We had minor damage to our camper..a tree was uprooted..limbs were down and a few things were way across the yard but we were safe. And the girls thank god the school didn't let them out and my son was in another town too thank god.
When blaine seen his daddy.(he came home he didn't know if we were dead or alive)..he said to his daddy.."we had to go to the chicken coop and mommy was bawling her head off"..he's only 3 bless his heart lol..but he did everything i told him too..even though i was panicked..he was calm and did what i asked..im so proud of him..
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Wow! That's right out of a movie script! I'm so glad you survived. I'm thinking you did TERRIFICALLY in a horrible, horrible situation. I'll tell you what, I'd bet little Blaine has that memory the rest of his life of how his mama saved his life in a chicken coop.

Thanks for sharing the story. It is inspiring.
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Thank you. I just hope I didn't make him terrified of storms now by me being so upset..
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Thank you. I just hope I didn't make him terrified of storms now by me being so upset..
Nope, you taught him to respect storms in a way no one else could. You should be proud of yourself.
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I never looked at it like that..so thank you again..
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Seriously, I just lost my mom at the beginning of this month, and I have a million wonderful memories of what she did for me. But if she had huddled over me in a chicken coop with a tornado tearing everything to shreds outside, that memory would be No. 1 on my list. You did good.
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So thankful you and Blaine and family are all ok. Those storms are so scarey, I definately remember them from my childhood growing up in Missouri and then living in Topeka, Kansas when Jack was in the Air Force. Many times we had to hit the basement. When I was about seven a tree uprooted and just missed me, to this day I get so frightened of storms. I recall our sunday school teacher telling us that when we had those lightening and thunder storms that it was only the Angels in Heaven bowling and the thunder was they made a strike :-) they sure made a lot of em :-) I pray that there was no fatalities from the tornado and storms back there and that Blaines fright from all this will doon deminish, tell him he sounded like such a brave little guy and he did a good job taking care of his mommie. Patti ~~Baby Blessing~~

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Old 05-25-2006, 10:15 PM   #8
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alaska..i'm so sorry to hear about your mom..and thank you for saying what u did. That was really nice of you..
Baby..thank you as well..I am so frightened of any storms and this one had me soo scared. But the worst part was not knowing where my girls were.
I was in the camper and didn't see if the bus went by..so I had no idea if they were inside, at the neighbors or still at school..it all hit so quickly..and all i could do was pray that they were safe. I didn't have time to find out and that was the hardest part. All i could do was pray that god was watching over them..actually it was more of a plee. I've never felt so torn or helpless in my life. I knew I couldn't take blaine out to go find them..and I knew I couldn't leave him..so I didn't know what to do. I hope I never have to feel so helpless like that again. When we left the chicken coop to go see...I was scared cause they weren't there and I didn't knwo where they were or if they were safe..and thank god my dad called as soon as I walked in..I was crying and trying to tell him that yes we were fine but I didn't know where they girls were. I knew where adam was..but not them..he said calm down sis..the school held them over..that made me cry harder ..cause i was so releived..I knew they were safe there.. It was one heck of a day I know that..my poor husband had been calling and couldn't get a hold of us..he was coming home and he had no idea if we were alive or not.I felt so bad for him..
anyway..i'm just glad it's over with and no one was hurt..
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alaska..i'm so sorry to hear about your mom..and thank you for saying what u did. That was really nice of you..
Baby..thank you as well..I am so frightened of any storms and this one had me soo scared. But the worst part was not knowing where my girls were.
I was in the camper and didn't see if the bus went by..so I had no idea if they were inside, at the neighbors or still at school..it all hit so quickly..and all i could do was pray that they were safe. I didn't have time to find out and that was the hardest part. All i could do was pray that god was watching over them..actually it was more of a plee. I've never felt so torn or helpless in my life. I knew I couldn't take blaine out to go find them..and I knew I couldn't leave him..so I didn't know what to do. I hope I never have to feel so helpless like that again. When we left the chicken coop to go see...I was scared cause they weren't there and I didn't knwo where they were or if they were safe..and thank god my dad called as soon as I walked in..I was crying and trying to tell him that yes we were fine but I didn't know where they girls were. I knew where adam was..but not them..he said calm down sis..the school held them over..that made me cry harder ..cause i was so releived..I knew they were safe there.. It was one heck of a day I know that..my poor husband had been calling and couldn't get a hold of us..he was coming home and he had no idea if we were alive or not.I felt so bad for him..
anyway..i'm just glad it's over with and no one was hurt..
Tashasmom, I was just wondering, back in the mid west and there in Indiana if people still are as caring like I can remember them from my childhood days.I recall when things happened, people were always right and ready to help one another. We grew up with this in mind and it has always stuck with me so I am thankful having been raised in the mid west. I wish I could say the same for out here, but it isn't so. Really is sad. Glad your Dad and family all live close by and that the schools kept the kids there till all was over. I hope you can sleep ok tonight. Yes, God heard your plee and your prayers, how comforting it is to trust in HIM, we give thanks that you all are ok.
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What an amazing story! Congrats on being level headed and seeking other shelter besides the camper. I am sure your little boy will be fine, and indeed he will remember this forever.

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I have to say as soon as my oldest got home..he walked in hugged me and said he was glad we were ok..then he headed out to help others. Jay and I waited til we knew blaine was ok..then we headed out. And yes it's still the same. Everyone was out helping everyone. It was so nice to see the community pull together..
Jaspermom..I think blaine was braver than I was lol..i was the one that was bawling..lol..he did soo good..
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Yikes! That stuff is so scary. I'm so glad you guys are all OK!
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OMGOSH HOW SCARY FOR YOU ! That's awful and I'm so glad you're ok ! We have bad hurricanes and tornados here too but not like they have in your part of the country .....sending you some hugs - how freaky and too scary for words.
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oh wow im so glad your all ok !!
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I live right outside of town..i'm two miles from town..I think we got the 80 mph winds from it..i'm not sure..it uprooted a huge tree and did minor damages to my camper..either way i've seen all i want to see of tornadoes lol..i'm so happy and thankful to god that no one was killed or injured in this tornado..
thanks everyone for their well wishes and concerns..I really appreciate it ..
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