Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tragedy and Blessings

Saturday was a day of tragedy and blessings in our little town.  The corner of the street I live on looked like this in the morning.







and the sky was full of these.


A house around the corner from me exploded sending a mother, 2 small girls, and a baby to the hospital.  Fire departments from 2 other towns were called in to help.  Four helicopters were also called  to airlift all 4  to burn units in the Twin Cities.  The last I heard the mother was in critical condition and no   word on the children.  I didn't know the family other than to say hi or good morning as I walked past the house on my way to the swimming pool.  I guess they had just moved in this spring.  Please pray for this family.

But there was some blessings that happened in the afternoon.  There were 2 weddings and a wedding reception for a couple that were married last weekend..  I attended one wedding that was a late afternoon country outdoor wedding.  It was beautiful so the day ended on a happy note.

Just a couple of pictures from the wedding.  I will be showing more photos in another post.







Thanks to all of my loyal followers who have left comments and to all my new followers.  I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to visit much this past week as I have been very busy.  I hope to catch up with you all soon.

Until next time

Barb

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

truly sorry for that family! what a tragedy, indeed.

✿ chica said...

Que tudo fique bem!beijos,linda semana,chica

Deanna said...

A home explosion is so scary...so sorry to hear of the injuries, prayers will follow. I also attended a wedding this past weekend. Love the happiness that ended your weekend.

Fiona said...

Oh no.

That is terrible.

Poor family.....

x

Maple Lane said...

Praying for those injured in the fire.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh no, what a horrible thing to have happen...prayers are most certainly on the way.

Still, I'm glad you weren't hurt and that you were able to sound a happy note later on.

Zoey said...

How sad. I hope the tragedy turns out OK. The wedding was certainly a nicer way to end the day.

Grandma C's Place said...

I will be praying for the family also.
Good photos of the hero's in uniform. They are such a wonderful bunch.

Elizabeth Edwards said...

wow, sounds like a really sad time around your area. lifting them all up in my thoughts & prayers.

looks like a beautiful wedding. (:

Rose said...

Oh, that sounds horrible...

Brian King said...

Wow, that had to be a fairly big explosion! Gas line? I'm glad they survived!

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh...I will pray for the family. i have a burn now on my hand from a pot...and it hurts so much...i was just telling my kids how much this little burn bothers me...and how we have to pray for burn victims b/c it is so painful. i will pray for them all.

Linda said...

I am praying for that family...so sad. Lovely photos of the wedding!

Amy Burzese said...

What a horrible thing. Tragedy seems to be everywhere.

poppilinnstudios said...

That's a frightening and sad story Barb. Hope all turns out well for the family. Glad to hear you had a happy occasion this weekend. The wedding photo is so pretty.
-Lynn

Rita said...

Your post takes me back a few years to when the house directly across the street caught fire in the middle of the night. Fortunately, my husband and I are night owls and were still up and smelled the smoke.

I do hope your neighbors will be okay and feel for what they will have to deal with when they are recovered. Cleaning up after a fire is no fun. My prayers are ascending for this family.

Prims By The Water said...

So sad to hear about this..hope the family is alright. One of my mom's friends house just burned to the ground and fortunately even though they lost everything, they were not inside at the time. I saw many old barns this past weekend and thought of you..wish I had taken my camera with me. Take care, Janice

Liz said...

How terribly sad. I do hope & pray the family are ok.
The wedding looks lovely.