BeLoved Friends, how do I express to you my deep and utter gratitude for all you have done for us? It is not possible to do so. My Heart has been touched so many times reading your comments that my eyes have leaked, running with waters. I and my family are now in day 6 of this Winter Storm Knife and we are feeling it.
Both my husband and I have lost weight, between 3-5 pounds. Yes we are eating, yet between the high stress level and the heavy work we have done, we lost weight. Our legs at times want to give out, feeling so weak and shaky. I’ve been talking to mine, gently reminding them how strong and healthy they are so they will not collapse. My hands at times tremble. I’ve been dealing with panic and at times I feel this deep scream just wanting to rip my throat to shreds, but I will not give into that fear. So I close my eyes and breathe deeply until that panic subsides. Besides, my cats depend on me to be the Center of Calm, and for them, I maintain control.
The latest … the Barometer is falling rapidly it being about 29.3 inches of mercury at 3:30PM EST. For those of you who don’t understand, the Barometer is indicating or heading towards severe gale storms. The temperature has fallen from 60ºF (16ºC) to 48ºF (8ºC) over about 1 hour span of time. Heavy clouds are moving in and the winds have begun to pick up. It has begun to rain as of this writing. (3:30PM EST) What is expected is heavy rains with gusts of winds up to 60 miles per hour. The ground is very wet which means with these gusts of winds, trees are expected to come down, along with power lines. So far all the creeks and streams are flowing, the sewers are flowing, and no major flooding has been reported.
We are cooking dinner right now in case we loose our power later on today. We are prepared with our sump pump (which is going off every 20 seconds) with an emergency set up that does not require electricity. No we do not have a generator, which I think will change sometime in the future. I elected not to go out in my car today to take photographs, because at times the winds have been extremely gusty. My Heart said no, and I listened.
Please keep those prayers coming. I have deliberately kept away from news that states the number of deaths or the number of roofs collapsing. Right now, all I can do is focus on this family. Again some of my cats are very anxious so I must again try to get them to calm. They feel as well as I do, this change in the Barometer. They also are tied into Mother Nature a whole lot more then we are.
The first photograph was taken this morning when the sun was briefly out. The direction I was facing is North. Yes, those nasty looking clouds have really moved in now. The second photograph was taken a few hours later facing East. Now that sky is as dark as the North.
I believe with all I am, that prayers diverted a major flood here. When I see all the snow that had been on the ground without any flooding, I will go as far as saying this is a Miracle. A Miracle directly related to praying people. God Bless you!!! Thank you so much for your support, your Love, your prayers.
And just as I wrote was to be the last sentence, I looked up and saw a Rainbow! I am in tears, those tears running down my face. I could not get the entire rainbow with my iPad, but I tried my best to get the majority of it. HOPE! Rainbow is a sign of HOPE. And with this Rainbow, I am now seeing blue sky. Is this storm truly really over in WNY?
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