Thursday, January 22, 2009

Remember Ike?

Anyone remember that hurricane that went through not too long ago? The one that was headed right for our daughter & her family? Hurricane Ike? Ring a bell?

Sadly, I think people have all forgotten about it. It came through with some major damage - even spanning up with Hurricane winds that hit us up in Indiana that even made our lives miserable. But the sad thing - with the attention of the world, & especially the US being on the political race at the time, attention got taken off QUICK on Texas & how Hurricane Ike affected everyone.

I'm bringing it up now because Julie sent an article from where she works in Galveston - The hospital where she is working, the Shriner's Burn Hospital is closing. (Here is the article if you're interested. ) Hundreds will lose their jobs & the loss of such a speciality hospital is just heart breaking for the community. This hospital was the only one in the state for burned children. After the accident that Julie & Ricky were in - it is an area that touches Julie especially, but all our hearts in the family....

Galveston is still so far from being back to normal.... & I just wanted to pass it along because I know times are tough everywhere but add the set back of the Hurricane that they were hit with & its even more devastating.

So please, lift a prayer up for the people who are still reeling from the after effects of this & how it seems like no one even notices...

And on a side note - yes, we Praise the Lord because Julie's job is OK - she has to move to another campus which will put her further away from completing her degree - but she's still got a job... for that, we are thankful! Especially in a time where so many can not celebrate that.....


  1. We always seem to forget these things too quickly. God Bless

  2. Thanks for sending out a reminder. The fact that the nation seems to have forgotten is reallly difficult for people here to deal with. Many of those losing their jobs also lost their homes, and since have made the decision to stay and get their lives back together since it seemed their jobs would be stable. And now, as many are finally getting back on their feet, they are out of a job and have to leave anyway. I've also been hearing reports of children who have already lost their lives because they couldn't come to this hospital for treatment since Ike hit.

  3. it is amazing how quickly the mind is able to move on...adding to my prayer list.

  4. Sending prayers their way... I grew up gowing to Galveston Beach... so sad really

  5. Definitely sending prayers their way. We have a Shriners hospital here in Cincinnati, and it is an unbelievable place. What a loss for that community.

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today! Good luck on your race; I'll let you know how I do on mine :)

  6. I'm glad you reminded me of that. It's easy to forget when it's not you.

  7. It is very easy to get caught up with what is current in the news and to forget all that is going on in our country let alone the world. Those who were effected by Ike and many of our other hurricanes and droubts are in our prayers. As well as anyone who may soon lose their job. Scary Scary times! I'm thankful we have God's stability and promise to carry us through.

  8. Yes it's true. These major disasters come through and ppl seem to forget about them even though there are still effects from it. Thank you for the reminder.

  9. I do remember this hurricane. I'm sure it takes a long time to recover from the devastation.


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