5.23.2008

Tornado

I got a call from my parents this morning. And it wasn't with good news. A tornado hit my hometown of Laramie yesterday afternoon and took out my parents home. My mom was sheltered in the basement as the storm went over her, and she is physically ok home is a loss. And their business? The gas station/gift shop they have worked so hard all these past 25 years to create...not gone, but extremely damaged...the roof completely non-existent. I am in a state of shock. I keep shaking and just feel so strange. I have no idea what my parents will do, but hopefully insurance will help them be able to start teh process of rebuilding their lives. I just can't believe it. Here is a news article about the storm with a picture containing their store. It seems pretty devastating to me at the moment, but I am also relieved that noone was hurt.
www.laramieboomerang.com

Please keep your thoughts with my family and all of the others who have suffered damages during this storm. They are going to need all the help they can get to begin rebulding their lives.

4 comments:

ChrisB said...

Oh my goodness your poor parents they must be devastated. It must be so hard to see everything you have worked for just wiped out like this, but at least they are safe which is the main thing.

tlawwife said...

I am so thankful you mother was not hurt physically. I can't imagine how helpless you feel not being able to help.

Anonymous said...

Oh Tera, I'm so sorry! Thank goodness your parents are physically safe. Your family is in my prayers.

Lisa

V-Grrrl said...

I lived in Oklahoma for years and have had close encounters with tornadoes.

I'm so sorry this one hit your family not only at home but at work too. It's overwhelming...