Sunday, April 25, 2010

YAZOO CITY


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.


6 comments:

Bev said...

Thoughts and prayers heading their way.

Southern Lady said...

Amen, Rachel.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Rachel, Thank You! I wrote this post for Tea Time Tuesday before the storms that hit Mississippi. I have edited it many times over the week and I think maybe this was not the time, for all the loss that all the people are going through here in Mississippi. My thoughts and prayers have been with even as the storm was hitting. It was a scary day, I awoke with knowing it was going to be a stormy day. We had just wind. I still pray for all and what they are having to endure!

Tonja said...

I have been so blessed to hear reports on TV how so many lives were spared...lives and nothing else. Thank God! It could have been so much worse.

Kim Shook said...

So many of those folks have such hard lives anyway, that it was just heartbreaking to see this.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a wonderful post this must have been to those suffering. I was heart rending to watch on television...and there but for the grace of God go I and mine...