I hear the constant humming of fans, and yet, I am grateful.
Three of my kids are sleeping on temporary beds, but I am so glad they have somewhere dry to sleep.
I live in Colorado about 10 miles south of Boulder. Most of you have seen the news I am sure. Our schools were closed last Thursday and Friday, because of rain....because of flooding.
After today, they are closed for two more days, and we are lucky. Many, oh so many around us are not so lucky as water is overcoming their homes, streets, schools, bridges, churches....
It rained non stop for about 4 days and nights last week and today....it rained, and really really poured. I was getting ready for church and went down to make sure my kids were getting dressed. I heard running water in my youngest boys bedroom, it sounded too close.
It was flooding, and luckily I had found it early. My son and I (my husband was gone speaking at a church in a neighboring town) ran outside to see how to stop the rain from coming in the house. We ended up using boards (he commented how blessed we were that I collected so much wood, lol) to cover the window well, that was full of water, and more to pull the water away from the house. I grabbed a ladder and checked the rain gutters and they were clear, it was just too much water coming down and they were overflowing. Luckily only one window out of the five in our basement was affected.
Here we are soaked to the bone! My jeans were so heavy! (only a blogger would take a picture at a time like this right!?) But it was so crazy, the picture doesn't do justice to the amount of rain coming down, totally insane.
We had a ton of help from friends (we are SO blessed!) and after we got the water sucked up, the carpet ripped up, and fans blowing, we headed down the street to take care of another flooded basement.
And all the while I was feeling very grateful. Please pray for all the people that have lost loved ones, and can't find loved ones. Pray for those that have been evacuated and can't return to their damaged homes for a least a month, we know so many...pray for them.
And weird as it sounds (usually people pray for rain), please pray that it will STOP raining.