Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Month Later....

It's been a little over a month since the tornado hit Island Cove Marina... It's still unbelievable to me even though I am surrounded by it every day. I have always thought myself to be beyond blessed to wake up every day, come to work, and see the beautiful lake. I actually get to do that for a living. I have always appreciated the path the Lord made for me there. Looking back, I realize I did take it for granted at times. The thought of it not being a big, beautiful marina never crossed my mind....

In a matter of seconds, our lives there changed drastically. I still struggle with the thoughts that people who are so very precious to me were stuck in buildings during the storm. Buildings that very well could have crumpled in an instant. I know without a doubt that God placed His hand over every life at the marina that day. In the grand scheme of things, that is all that really matters. I am in awe of His grace and mercy in a disaster. I have never been through anything traumatic before, but I am seeing His amazing works through this. 

We have made tremendous progress in the past month and we've totally kicked butt! I am so very proud of every person I have had the chance to work beside through this. It's amazing how many good hearted people are in this world! 


A, B, and M Docks have been cleared away in just a matter of days...


Ryan, Brian and I have recovered countless piles of metal from the water over the past month...


This is where Sanibel, Captiva, N Dock and Hatteras once were. We now have temporary walkways set up to tie up some of the remaining boats. It's beyond amazing how this area has changed in just a month's time....


My sweet hubby has worked so hard to help get things back in order. 
We don't get much time together these days, but we'll make up for it once things are rebuilt!

We have some news docks on order now and we hope to have them ready around August. 

Island Cove is our home. We look forward to rebuilding it bigger and better than it ever was. Even though we've been through so much in the past month, I know that good will come out of it. 

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