…And the rain fell on the earth 40 days and 40 nights Gen. 7:12

Ok maybe it hasn’t been quite that long, but it’s been over a week of heavy rain, and it hasn’t let up yet! We’ve been fortunate–ye old trailer is in no flood danger, but others are not so lucky. In some areas, the water is ridiculously high. There have been so many roads closed due to high water, it’s been hard to keep up! Megan had to try three different routes to get to work on Friday, and I know how excited she was when she finally made it through. Just the thought of her angel babies (students) not having their teacher for a day would have greatly outweighed any benefit of a rainy day in bed watching movies 😉 Not everyone has made it out unscathed though, below is a picture of a truck that belongs to a friend of ours…… Ouch!

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It’s nothing compared to the above pictured truck, but we did suffer some collateral damage from all of this weather. There was a severe thunderstorm warning in place when we left for church yesterday and a tornado watch. I, being the responsible pet owner that I am, decided I would not leave our pooches on the porch, as is ordinary protocol for  rainy days. I puppy proofed the guest bathroom, set up her bed, and shut the door behind her leaving for church. When we returned, we soon realized that the only tornado we should have concerned ourselves with was the one we shut in our guest bathroom. This little angel destroyed our door frame by ripping it from the nails that so securely held it in place and subsequently ate most of it. This wasn’t the only damage done but easily the most traumatic.  We were much too distraught nor did we want to remember the madness we came home to to take a picture of the initial damage, but here’s a snapshot of whats left of the door frame. The exposed white is where door frame used to be.

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Despite the destruction, Sunday was a good day. Megan and I are participating in 21 Days of Prayer promoted by our state convention. So many things happened in 2012 that we couldn’t have possibly imagined; thinking about that excites us for all that will happen this year. The obvious date is June 3, the day we board a plane for the VI, but so many other things before and after that date. So much prep work to get done before we leave, soaking up the last few months of life as we know it, continuing to invest ourselves in all we have been working towards here, leaving a legacy behind in our home state that will have meaning, and of course the uncertainties that come along with our drastic lifestyle change. Interestingly enough, the only certainty this year is uncertainty; but isn’t that the case for all of us? None of us know what to expect in 2013, but there are two things I know: I have a relationship with the creator of the universe, and I have a wonderful wife who loves me. Because of those two things I can handle anything that 2013 throws my way.

DJ

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