And please don't come back for many days!
So I'm sure many of you have heard about this torrential downpour we had over the weekend in Nashville, which resulted in a record breaking 13 inches of rain over a two day period, and flooding all over Davidson County. I'm happy to report that Mr. T and I are just fine, with no damage whatsoever to us or our humble abode. But it is truly heartbreaking to see what some of our neighbors are facing this morning. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. (courtesy of The Tennessean).
(Looking downtown from Demonbreun)
(Looking across the Cumberland River at LP Field)
(The view from the Pedestrian Bridge)
(A government car almost submerged in floodwater at the Bicentennial Mall)
(Inside the Opryland Hotel, which has since been evacuated)
(Poor little Downtown Nashville)
(Rising water surrounding the Country Music Hall of Fame)
(The Harpeth River - beyond overflowing)
I literally sat glued to my television starting early on Saturday morning and watched wave after wave of rains, thunderstorms, and tornado watches pass over, with nary a clue how bad it actually was becoming just minutes down the road from me. Oh, and did I mention that I was alone? Oh yes, this just so happened to be the weekend Mr. T went on his annual golf trip, so it was just me and this little guy holed up inside for a very loooooooooooooooooong 48 hours.
Though he clearly doesn't seem to be worried.
You can bet your bottom dollar I'm feeling one thing today: THANKFUL. Thankful for a roof over my head and a dry floor under my feet. Thankful for an office where my computer still works. Thankful for loved ones who are out of harm's way, and for a husband who is back home safe and sound where he belongs. Thankful for a church that didn't waste a moment to start serving in the community, and thankful for a God that brings beautiful, glorious sunshine after buckets and buckets of rain.
Hoping each of you are warm, safe and dry today! I'm hoping these crazy May showers bring some pretty awesome May flowers our way...