Wednesday, September 10, 2008

R is for Run from Ike

Hurricane Ike is headed for Texas and we've decided to run from him.

Exactly where Ike will hit is still uncertain at this time, but predictions keep moving him closer and closer to the Houston area. Instead of waiting around for a more accurate prediction, we're packing up the travel trailer and heading out in the morning. We feel it's better to err on the side of caution than to wait. And we'd really like to get going early enough to avoid a nightmare evacuation like the one we went through three years ago with hurricane Rita.

I don't think we'll have Internet access while we're on the run. It will probably be next week before I check in, so don't worry if things are quiet on the blog for a time. We will be fine, because we know where to find refuge.

Psalm 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

31 comments:

  1. You will be in my prayers! and you are right about where to find refuge! Stay safe and I will be praying for the storm to weaken!

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  2. Will be praying for you :)

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  3. I just gave you an award! Thanks for having such a super blog and being such an encourager!

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  4. I will be praying for you. A great scripture to cling to.

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  5. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Stay safe!

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  6. Oh my goodness! Best wishes Tracy. I hope your home, family, and friends are safe when you return.

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  7. That is a beautiful Psalm. Praying for you.

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  8. I am praying for you and your entire family. God Bless you all.

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  9. It is so hard to predict nature. Glad to hear that you are being careful and heading to higher ground.

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  10. I'd been wondering what you would decide to do. Sounds like you're making the smart decision. You guys will be in my prayers. Travel safe.

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  11. Godspeed and be safe. We will be thinking of you both. Better to be safe than sorry. Safe journey.

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  12. Praying for your safe return.

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  13. Stay safe! I think you are smart to head out early if that's an option.

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  14. Amen! Take care, you are in my prayers.

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  15. Here's keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Of course, I somehow know you'll manage to turn this into a great adventure. Hope that your house, neighbors, town, etc will all be safe and sound. *HUGS*

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  16. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts. Safe travels.

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  17. I'll be praying for safety for you guys!

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  18. sending powerful safe travel thoughts for you and your fellow travelers - it sounds like you made such a good choice in leaving.
    may your journey be safe, and your home unharmed when you return.

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  19. Have a safe journey and the whole country will be praying for you. If you find yourself running up to Kansas we'll put you up and find some great fishing holes for you. :) Though I'm sure you'd get stuck in Ok if you made it that far. Matt would be a stronger pull. :)

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  20. Be safe! My daughter is right outside Galveston & they are sticking it out in their home! I wish they would flee too! Praying for protection for all you Texans!!

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  21. I'm praying for you. I wish you could come here to Alabama, but it's probably better to head west.

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  22. Good luck! I'd much rather be reading this news than "after the fact" news....

    Take care.

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  23. Tracy...I just took my mom out for a bite after her doctor appointment. They had CNN on and reported about Ike heading for Texas and you and Idalia were my first thoughts. Not a geography maven, I wondered if you and John were in harm's way more than YaYa (she's in Laredo). I'll be checking the map, but know that you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

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  24. Praying

    We went through Alicia. I'm glad you are going to be somewhere safe.

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  25. You are in my prayers!!
    Suzanne

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  26. Praying for your safety! Be well:-)

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  27. Tracy, I'll be praying for you and John; and I hope you can have an enjoyable 'adventure' while you're gone. You have your knitting to keep you busy. Hopefully you guys can find a place to fish, too; that or maybe you can teach John to knit! ;-Þ

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  28. God bless you and keep you safe from harm.

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  29. I'm glad your not sticking it out at home. Safety first. You and John are in my prayers. Happy knitting :)

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  30. We should pray for all those who will be affected.
    I will keep in touch with details!

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  31. Thinking of you, hoping all will be well for all - but oh, what a horrible episode. Stay safe!

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy