Thursday, May 13, 2010

~JUST TO LET YOU KNOW...Maybe You Can Help~

~RAIN-RAIN GO AWAY~

Dear Peeps...

I hate to keep reverting back to our WEATHER here in middle America (I'd much rather write about things I love like Shabby Cottage Chic Decor, Pink Rose Painting, Fluffy Pillows, Yummy Sachets and Vintage Finds), but it's been sooo stormy of late I just can't seem to focus on much else. 

You may know that Oklahoma was hit again last night and somehow (Thank You, God!) my La Chaumiere de Briarwood and ALL of the homes of my extended family members escaped damage once again.  Not everyone (or every house) in our beautiful state has been so fortunate. 

Tammy Rider, young mother of three small children, made her home in Little Axe, Oklahoma.  She was killed on May 10th when a tornado hit her tiny town, demolishing her mobile home. Her children have been severally injured and are at present hospitalized.  The oldest, age 9, has head trauma and if I understand correctly the two youngest (ages 1 and 3) have broken bones.  Tammy's husband was at work when the tornado tore through the rural acreage her family has called home for many years.  Her private service is slated for Friday.

This young father is facing more than his fair share of sorrow.  If you feel led to help, memorial donations can be made at any Chase Bank or The Bank of Chickasha Oklahoma, In Memory of Tammy Rider and her Family.

Blessings to you as you continue to weather the storms in your life.

Love to you~

18 comments:

Debra@Common Ground said...

So glad to hear that you are all right, I've been watching the weather channel. We've missed most of the mess as it has been north of us.
Sending prayers for this young father and husband.
"stay covered",
love,
Debra

Sandra said...

Oh how sad. I am tearful. This husband lost his wife:( His kids are injured. No more bad weather please.
Stay safe, Ms Rebecca.

Charlene said...

God Bless all who have suffered any type of loss or damage. Those storms can be sooooooooooo scary. Hubby talks of moving up there but, I told him ONLY WITH A SAFE ROOM! I am so glad you are safe. HUGS! Charlene

myletterstoemily said...

oh, that poor family. will pray.

Ginger said...

Rebecca,
Thank you for letting us know how we can help, I hadn't heard where to make donations. We had a rough night again last night, thought it would never end, but only had high winds, lightning and a lot of rain. The one at Clinton was headed to Enid but fizzled out just before getting here, thank God. Lets pray there is no more damage and lives lost due to our weather.
Love to you,
Ginger

Janine Claire Robinson said...

My heart aches for this family. I will certainly uphold them in my prayers and also for you and your family members with all the storms. Psalm 121 comes to mind for you as a promise and comfort to hold onto. Much love, Janine

joanne said...

Oh my Lord~~this is just awful. I have a Chase bank near to me and when I get to town I will give what I can. Thanks for the post and PLEASE be careful. love you..

Marydon Ford said...

Donations enroute, Rebecca. God bless the family, praying for them all & that her soul rest in peace.

I hope everyone remembers the Tennessee flood victims also, that I wrote of last week.

Thank God you are all okay. I hate to keep bothering you to check on you, but I truly do worry about everyone I know out there.

Please stay safe.
Hugs of love, Marydon

Kerrie said...

Oh my, how perfectly awful and sad! I applaud you for bringing attention to the need for this family. God Bless.

Olivia~ said...

Oh my i am so sad to hear this! We had some scary weather today...tornadoes south of us! Thank you for sharing, I pray for this sweet father and his little ones and his broken heart....sigh. God can bring peace.
Hugs,
Olivia

Andrea said...

Rebecca, there is so much sadness in these storms. I feel for those who have lost loved ones and for the injured.

We should all join in prayer for the safety of Oklahoma and other areas experiencing severe weather.

Much love,

Andrea

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Rebecca I have been hearing and praying for all the folks out there. I knew it was bad. Be safe. We have been threatened but nothing yet. I almost wish it would come on and happen. I hate the watches and warning. Hang on.
QMM

Mari said...

HELLO SWEET REBECCA,
OMG MY HEART IS SOOO HEAVY RIGHT NOW THINKING ABOUT THIS FATHER AND HIS YOUG CHILDREN, I WILL KEEP ALL IN MY PRAYERS, AND ILL KEEP YOU AND YOURS IN MY PRAYER ALSO SWEETIE, I WISH YOU PEACE AND SAFETY.....GOD BLESS TO ALL WHOM HAVE LOST AND SUFFERED!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Our hearts have been so concern for our Oklahoma friends as we watch the daily reports, and see how many storms went through your area. Our prayers go out to the dear family who lost wife and mother. Thank you for sharing the info for help!!

We have been dodging bad storms all week, but this morning is dark and gloomy. Storms are coming.

Stay safe my friend and have a good day and weekend.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

Victorian1885 said...

I am so sorry to hear about the devastation and loss of life. That poor young Family will need all of the help we can provide. Rebecca I would like to send a Money Order if you could provide me your address and do me the favor of taking it to the Bank.
We don't now how lucky we are where I live in Canada..there are very rarely these kind of storms. Take care & Blessing to you and all of the Family's dealing with mother nature.

Hugs..

Wanda

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Rebecca how sweet of you honey to do this post. I am so sorry for all in the path of those horrible storms. How sad for this young man and his family. I will see what I can do and take their name to town with me.
Relieved of course to hear you were not hurt.
Just take care and know I am praying for Oklahoma and Tenn too
Love
Maggie

Paula said...

Dear sweet Rebecca,

I am so thankful you and your family are safe! I am so sorry to hear about these awful storms and heartbroken to hear about this dear wife and mothers death! How very tragic. I will keep her husband and children in my prayers. I am so sorry the children were hurt! Thank you for sharing this! You are in my prayers too! We have not had have storms, thank you for asking, but showers and thunderstorms are headed our way, hopefully nothing severe! I am sorry for for all the injuries and loss of life! Tornados are very frightening!

Love, Paula

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is so sad, Rebecca. That's the second young mother I've heard about recently who was killed by a tornado! Another young mother in Mississippi heard a tornado coming, and she covered her kids with a mattress and lay on top of it to anchor it down. Someone found her dead later, but the kids were fine. This has just been the strangest thing ever, and I pray that everyone remains safe.

XO,

Sheila

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