In case some of y’all don’t know, my family lives in South Florida and we’ve evacuated away due to Hurricane Irma. I had to drive the children and I 8 hours north just to find a safe spot to hunker down. Before I left, we put the metal shutters on the windows and secured as much as we possibly could. My husband filled the freezer with lots of containers of water. He is in the military and is required to stay behind.
I plan to be here in Georgia for at least a week depending on the damage this storm does. My entire family is up the entire east coast so it’s extremely worrisome. I’m in a hotel 8 hours from home, my husband is staying with the other military personnel in the middle of this thing, my twin sister and Dad/brother are all on the east coast along with so many people I love.
BUT, I know God is in control. I know He has our best interest at heart. That being said, at times, He does allow us to experience pain/suffering for our benefit to grow our faith in Him AND so that we may love others well when they are suffering. I’m not being trite. I KNOW the destruction this storm carries. We nearly lost our family home during Hurricane Hugo that slammed Charleston, SC years ago. I say all of this because I want you to know my heart. I am a follower of Christ so I trust Him completely but I’m also human prone to fear. Please pray for us during this time along with everyone in the Caribbean and east coast.
Years ago, Adam and I worked very hard to become debt-free and have stayed that way. We have some savings and because of that, we were able to safely get the children and I out of Miami into a hotel for a week without causing financial stress. I HIGHLY recommend y’all keep working hard to get out of debt, save your pennies for such crises as this. We were able to buy extra food and water because of our savings account. After this is over, I will be writing more posts about how to become debt-free, save for emergencies and plan for times with Murphy visits (you know, Murphy’s Law that if something bad CAN happen, it WILL).
Thank you for checking on me, asking about how we are and for being such wonderful readers of the blog. Because of you, we were able to purchase a MUCH-NEEDED freezer that will provide my husband water during this awful storm. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
For those in the path: stay safe, hunker down, and remember that stuff can be replaced but your lives can not.