My loss on Good Friday

by Kathy
(Tennessee)

There was not really a category where I could put my loss, so I chose multiple losses. On April 10, 2009, an F-4 tornado passed through Tennessee ...my husband and I were home when the tornado hit our house because we were both off for Good Friday.

We had been to eat lunch in a neighboring town 30 miles away and had no idea about the tornado warnings. We watched our roof blow off and things come crashing down around us and we finally ended up in a bathroom walk-in closet in the back of the house. Our pet cats were fine and they had tucked themselves safely away.

We could not get out the front or back door of the house, so we crawled out our bedroom window and saw what looked like a war zone in the neighborhood. Our cars were destroyed as were our carport and shed. People were walking up and down the streets crying and in shock.

I had lived at my beloved home for 20 years and in 30 minutes time, it was completely destroyed. We ended up moving to another house in the country and are thankful for it. We have our pets still and we were lucky to be alive.

But the trauma of going through it and the loss of our home has been devastating! There was a young mother and baby five houses down from us who were killed in this tornado. It has been very hard to deal with and it feels like a good friend died saving my life (my house).

If you have read this blog, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am very glad to find this wonderful website. And I wish each and every one of you who are grieving much peace and many blessings throughout your life.

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Feb 04, 2010
THANK YOU
by: Kathy

THANK YOU for the sweet comments; it helps so much to know that people care and that they understand. Everyone is touched by tragedy and grief in their lives, but we do help each other get through it and that is a blessing. Thank you again!

Feb 03, 2010
Kathy
by: Anonymous

I am sorry for your personal losses and share your grief about losing your neighbor. I lost a home to a flood years ago and I definitely went through all of the stages of grief. I know that time helps because it has helped me through different times of loss.
Good luck, Pat P.S. Really happy the kitties are safe.

Feb 03, 2010
All The Best
by: Anonymous

Kathy, I wish you all the comfort in your new home as you had in your last. And thank you for your lovely words at the end.

Feb 03, 2010
KATHY IN TN AFTER TORNADO
by: Anonymous

KATHY,
SOME TIME BACK, WE LOST A LOT DUE TO THE FLOOD THAT HIT TN. AND 7 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES.
WE WERE BLESSED AND COULD REPAIR AND REPLACE WHAT WAS DESTROYED. BUT IT NEVER FELT THE SAME BECAUSE YOU DON'T FEEL SAFE ANYMORE. WITH TIME YOU
WILL GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER.
BLESS YOUR HEART.

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