Monday, September 18, 2006


Well it was a good weekend around here. I took the kids swimming on Saturday which wore all of us out. Then on Sunday we were forced to lounge around due to the rain outside...ALL day!
I am not complaining though because we really need the rain here.

I am complaining just a bit about what the wind and rain produced. We have six 45ft or so Sycamore trees that surround our home. They provide shade but mostly are just the messiest trees I have ever encountered. They loose their leaves year round and bark in the summer and round fuzzy balls in the spring. Just constantly messy! Yet they are our trees and we like the shade. Unfortunately we are one less tree today.

The entire top 20 feet of the tree came crashing to the ground!

Here is the top of the tree laying in the EMPTY field beside our house!

The only damage was to a few pickets of our fence. Rob and the neighbors are cutting it off here.

The real miracle here is that if it would have fallen into our home it would have caused a bunch of damage. Rob usually parks his car right were the tree fell, but on that day parked it in the other drive way. It missed my car by 2 feet. Lastly but MOST important is that my children were not playing in the field when it happened! The Lord is more than GOOD!

And the good news is Rob is going to build me a table that seats 12 out of the huge trunk that still remains and needs to be cut down.


Anonymous said...

Very glad the tree fell the way and where it did. I can see the clean up will take some time, but a table that seats 12? I cannot think of a better conclusion to the happening! God always provides -- mostly in ways we would not think of!

How neat,

Michelle said...

Wow...God is good!! That will be so awesome to have a homemade table!! WHat a great story!

Tiany said...

Wow, that really could have turned out a lot different! PTL for his protection on us! We had a tornado hit our home 4 years ago and we had two trees come through the house in the middle of the night, No Fun!!! Your table is going to be amazing; I can’t wait to see it!

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29