For those of you who do not know... our city of Rowlett was struck by a tornado the day after Christmas.
Living in Texas, we often have tornado alerts or warnings as storms roll through.
We do not have have basements due to the unstable ground conditions so we retreat to the center of the house,
away from windows and preferably under a stairwell for protection until the risk passes.
Remember... tornados happen to "other people".
Well, this time it was our turn. Mother Nature has a way of choosing random targets.
Our house was destroyed and we lost many things in the home.
We are thankful that we survived and that our two dogs did too!
Thankful for family as we are now staying with our daughter and her family until temporary lodging can be found and a plan put in place.
Our many friends are helping to pick up the pieces, so to speak and giving me the support to get through this!
I think over 1,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in the storm in the area.
The emergency response has been incredible and we thank those who selflessly give of their time and energy to help others in need.
This photo is of our living room looking through where a wall used to be.
To read more about the experience: http://theinquisitiveeye.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/a-house-is-not-a-home