Wednesday, May 5, 2010


This is the house in Franklin, TN where seven of my grandchildren and their other grandparents were rescued last Sunday.  The second story window was where they came out while balancing on the light fixture as they climbed into a boat.  Good Samaritans came with a bass boat and took them to a shelter and their parents picked them up later.  My son and DIL were only a few feet away but a power line was hanging close to the water and they were not able to get directly to them.  Son and DIL picked them up at another point.  I can't begin to imagine witnessing your children and parents climbing into a boat only feet away and not being able to get to them to help.  A lot of prayers went up for that family.  So many are facing this same mess and none of this was covered by the main stream media because two other stories were more important at the time.  When downtown Nashville is flooded and all roads around it as well is not National News then something is wrong somewhere.  I guess "an affluent neighborhood can take care of themselves" was the premise.  People are people and they have heartache, too.  This family didn't have flood insurance; their company didn't offer it because it was considered a "flood-free" area.  Go figure.  Anyway.....I'm very thankful no one was injured here and all are safe and sound in my son's home about a 30 minute drive away.  There doesn't seem to be any repercussions either because the children were playing in and around their flooded pond the next day.  They love water.  Little three year old, Laura, prayed that night, "Thank you, God, for letting us have such a great time at Nana and Papa's house."  Now that's thanking God in all circumstances, isn't it?

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