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A Matter of Perspective


I have come to appreciate the kindness of others over the past few weeks since a tornado came through Clarissa and damaged our house and uprooted all but two of the ten massive trees that were in my yard.

I’ve had friends and family over removing trees from my house. I’ve had people raking and bagging and removing storm debris and trees.

I had someone haul my camper over to our house so that we will have a place to stay when repairs begin on the upstairs, downstairs, and in-between!

Yesterday several friends from church came over to help us clean up the camper after wintering with some “friendly” mice who left many “deposits” throughout the home-away-from-home.

They also helped in the house which has basically become a dumping zone because of limited use of the upstairs bedrooms.

Our house actually is starting to resemble a living space again!

But I am so grateful for the help. It is things I could maybe do if I had more time—or made more time—but sometimes when you look at something and it looms so large before your eyes, you become overwhelmed.

At the risk of missing anyone who helped, I won’t list everyone, but know that I appreciate every one of you for the help you have provided.

One young man that I will name is Sean Nordquist. Even though he also works and has obligations at home, too, he came and helped us in so many ways. He removed trees and stumps and cleaned up our yard. It looks better than it has in years—minus the trees.

Sean, we appreciate you and the work you have done for us. You have gone above and beyond the norm.

Even with all of the changes that have been taking place in my life over the past few months, it is nice to know that there are still people out there that are willing to put their own time aside and help us out!


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