sandy even managed to reach us here in northeast ohio, though the mess she left behind was nothing compared to the devastation on the east coast. there were huge pine trees uprooted, damage to roofs, and many neighborhoods lost power.
i wasn't prepared for our area to be so affected by it, especially after waiting for our power to return 24 hours after the storm came through. we ended up losing power for 3 days (though there were others who lost power for almost a week). the days were spent trying to generate heat from our gas stove and keeping the sink from overflowing with dirty dishes.
|emma made her own school activities during the outage.|
|gibson completed another 24-piece puzzle.|
|enjoying some electricity and heat at the mall.|
sometimes, it's easy for me to forget how much he truly cares for us. he shows us he loves us (pursues us daily) in big and small ways, and sometimes i totally miss it! when we lost power, we had friends and family that stepped up to help us and care for us. homes for us to stay at were offered, freezers were made available to save our food, batteries were provided to charge our phones and the "can i get you anything?" messages were many. clearly, we have some awesome people that love us. but even more clear: God loves us. there was no reason to be miserable during that time, because i was reminded every single day that he was with us.