My heart is heavy today, for the news of all the devastation in Mississippi---Yazoo City was hardest hit, and the loss of life and property is incalculable at this moment of stunned dismay and sorrow.
I send my thoughts and prayers to everyone Back Home, in this time of heartbreak and loss, and have only the greatest admiration and pride in the indomitable, unconquerable spirit which rebuilds again and again in the face of yet another devastating moment in our state's history.
God Bless all the folks in Mississippi---those standing in the wreckage of a long-cherished home, those looking out across an unfamiliar landscape strewn with the treasures of centuries, and those who are waiting for news of the welfare of their loved ones.
And most of all---to those whose loss of family or friends is uncountable. Our hearts are with you, and our prayers lifted for you in this so-tragic time.
I wish you Grace and Peace and Comfort, as you mourn and rebuild and recover.