"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Lyons Disaster of 2013
Happy Wednesday to you! On Sunday, hubby and I took a drive up to Estes Park and RMNP to support the economy there. As you know, Northern Colorado has a major disaster in Sept. and the loss was huge from flooding. They have finally gotten one highway open that goes up there and hopefully the other two will be open in Dec. Please know that I am sharing these photos to show the extent of havoc that nature can unleash and remind us to support those who have lost so much. My hat is off to the National Guard and other agencies rebuilding the roads and helping with clean up.
You wouldn't believe the destruction-this is just a small bit. WE saw concrete bridges that were a pile of rubble along the river, taken out like they were made of sticks.
If you look closely on the left side of the next photo, you can just barely make out a roof from a house that stood in the path of the water.
We often pay a high price to live out in open spaces, along rivers and in forests. When we lived in Ca., almost every year the Russian River would flood taking many cabins and homes. People so loved living there that they would rebuild time and time again. I understand being out in wide open spaces, but my heart goes out to those who lost their homes this last year in wildfires and then the floods. Many still are living in hotel rooms.
We must seize each day and live it to the fullest, for we never know how quickly our lives can fade away. May the Lord heal the brokenness of those who have lost so much.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.