Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thankful and Please Pray!

"Blizzard Hits the Northwest"
Have you read the headlines today?
While we got this lovely dusting of snow overnight...

...which is a fairly rare occurrence in our parts this early in the season...


My parents left their home in Utah, hoping they were going to beat the blizzard and make it to our house tonight.
Instead they encountered something like this...
(from Comcast)

I woke up this morning and felt compelled to pray for them. I had not seen any news yet, but the burden on my heart caused me to pray continually all morning, especially when I finally turned on my computer and saw that image.
I heard from my mom a few hours later and breathed a sigh of relief! They have lived in states where it snows for most of their married life, and she said that was the worst storm they had ever been in. They are pretty sure they were at the epicenter of it and there was so much ice that it actually broke one of the windshield wipers right off!
As I type this my eyes are welling with tears just thinking about how very grateful I am that the Lord answered my prayers and covered them with protection.
They still have a long way to go today and the storm is still raging on. They will probably end up spending the night in Northeast Oregon before making the rest of their way here in the morning.
Please pray for them if you think of it!

We want Nonna and Poppa here safe and sound so they can join us in this kind of fun!



Praying you have a very safe and very blessed Thanksgiving!

From this Southern Girl at Heart,
Vanessa


27 comments:

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Just read this heading to bed,will pray for them before I sleep. Bxx

NanaDiana said...

Saying a prayer for your parents, Vanessa. I always pray for guardian angels to surround people's cars and for them to be sheltered by their wings. Let us know they got through all right! Hugs-Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Vanessa, I know you are worried about them traveling in bad weather. I will remember them in prayer. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with them.

Danielle said...

Praying for a safe and trouble free round trip for your parents.

Rene said...

Just said a little prayer Vanessa. Best wishes to you for a happy Thanksgiving.

-Rene

La said...

Sending best wishes your way for your parent's safe journey to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with you and your family. La

Betsy B said...

Send some of that snow to me! I will take it. I am still running around in capris and flip flops. It is hard to get into the holiday spirit when you go outside and it feels like summer. I do hope your parents have a safe trip.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

The snow is beautiful, but not to travel in. Of course we will pray for them and everyone that is traveling this holiday week end.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Ashley said...

Sending you and your family some prayes. As well, as all the others who are probably stuck in it too. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi Vanessa-
Lots of prayers for you and your family, glad you heard from them.
I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving together, what a special time!
XO
Kristin
PS
Yes it's a tile inlay :)

Miz Helen said...

Vanessa,
I am praying for your parents and I have asked two other blogger friends to join with me we are asking for their safe journey to your home and to give you peace until they arrive.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Miz Helen

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Your snow pictures are making me cold! We have a chance for snow in here Kansas on Thursday. I hope it stays away!

Laura Wilkerson said...

I will for sure remember your family's safe arrival in my prayers and will also pray for comfort for you as well. On a brighter note, the snow is beautiful at your place....unlike here where it's like 73 today! The weather is always outta wack over the holidays down here. Happy holidays to you and yours.

Liz said...

Prayers for a safe trip. Your pictures are so pretty. You can send the snow my way, I would love to see a flurry or two! ;)

XO ~Liz

Debbie said...

Having been in a similar situation a number of years ago, I KNOW what it is like to be on the road with solid ice and cars going out of control all around you. There were no cell phones at that time, so I'm thankful your Mom was able to get in touch with you. I will be praying for God's hand of protection as your parents complete their journey to your home. It will truly be a time of rejoicing and thankfulness once they arrive safe and sound!!! Have a blessed holiday together. Hugs to you all!!!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Vanessa! I will be praying!
Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh scary! I will say a little prayer that they arrive safely. Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving ♥ Tricia

Lori said...

I have heard we get the cold front tomorrow. Just in time for turkey day! Happy Thanksgiving!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Vanessa, I can imagine the tension they both have while trying to drive through that all day. Thank goodness they are experienced and I did pray this morning when I read this post. Thank goodness they are retired now and can stay to rest as long as they need to stay!

Melanie said...

Oh girl, I am praying for your parents. Hope they make it there safely.

Kristin said...

Vanessa,
Just read this. Hope your parents arrive safe and sound. While watching the weather this morning, I see many areas that look yucky for traveling. I will be saying a prayer for your parents and all of the other travelers as they make their way to their destinations.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Pat said...

Keeping your parents in my thoughts and prayers Vanessa. I remember many Thanksgivings and Christmases traveling in that kind of weather!

Hoping for a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving for you and your family.

michelle said...

Oh Vanessa I am keeping them in my prayers that they arrive safe and sound to you!

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

Erin said...

Oh Vanessa! My eyes teared up reading this. I've said a prayer for them this morning too.

Dayle said...

Vanessa, I'm praying for your parents. What a nightmare to have to drive through something like that.

Happy Thanksgiving! You're a blessing.

Traci said...

Said a prayer for your parents Vanessa. The pictures are absolutely beautiful!! I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Pamela said...

So glad that your parents made it in safe and sound Vanessa! I do have to admit I am a tad jealous of your wonderful holiday weather! We have been spoiled the past three to four years and have had chilly temps this time of year. Not so this year! It was 80 the other day!!:( Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!