Thursday, November 21, 2013

prayers for illinois

If you are new to my blog in the past 10 months, you may have missed the fact that I lived in Illinois for a year. This blog started because of mine and Tyler's long distance relationship and it just grew into a regular old lifestyle blog.

You all know that Illinois was slammed with tornadoes this past Sunday. What you probably don't know is that one of the tornadoes hit TWO MILES from where we used to live. Terrifying. My friend Ashley's aunt and uncle's house was completely demolished and it absolutely breaks my heart. Illinois is near and dear to my heart and I just broke down when I heard the horrific news. 

You can read the story and see pictures about the tornado that hit my friends' family HERE.

I just read that 13 Illinois counties are considered disaster areas, including Douglas County where we lived. My heart just breaks thinking about it. We have been in touch with our friends and it seems like all are safe, just very shaken. 

Please pray for the families affected and donate to the American Red Cross if you are able.


Amanda aka Manda said...

I've been praying for those poor people in Illinois. The same storm had tornadoes hit a small town close to my parents. The destruction is just crazy!

Taylor Knittel said...

I went to Moore, OK this past August and we visited the site of the elementary school that was destroyed there. I can only imagine how devastating this is for you. My prayers are with those up there!

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