Sunday, September 25, 2005

Don't have to live like a refugee

Here’s a quick post just so you’ll know the status of things. I’ll try to post more late today or (more likely) sometime tomorrow (Monday).

As a part of the massive exodus from the predicted path of Hurricane Rita, the wife, the daughter, my in-laws and I left Baytown, TX for Duncan, OK at 4:00 a.m. Thursday (22nd). We arrived in Duncan at 3:33 a.m. Saturday (24th). Yes, that’s almost 48 hours on a road trip that usually requires seven (7) or less hours. Hey, it took us seven hours and 35 minutes to get just from our house to Dayton (normally a 20-25 minute drive)! And yes, that was with only about 15 minutes of sleep during that almost 48 hour period of time. Let me tell ya’, it's amazing what sort of things you’ll “see” without the aid (?) of hallucinogens after that many hours of sleep deprivation!

It was quite an experience, to say the least, but I know it was nothing compared to what many of you and many others, went through and/or are still living out. The worst part of it all for us was spending most of Friday stranded just south of Corrigan, TX out-of gas and with the storm bearing down. But the Lord provided for us just exactly what we needed when we needed it the most and looking back, I can say he taught us much all along the way. Due to him, I’m thankful to say we’re all safe and sound now. At the moment we plan to head back to Baytown in a couple of days, perhaps driving on Tuesday (27th).

For all your prayers and love, we are grateful beyond words and for your continued prayers, we ask. May the Lord watch over you and bless you - and may you bless his name mightily! – in the coming days.