YIKES...Here comes IKE!

Thursday, September 11, 2008
Please pray for two special intentions...

~Our dear friends lost their loving Father/Father-in-law this week in a tragic accident.  He was struck by a truck while walking to work as he did every day for 18 years. He worked at a church. PLEASE pray for this dear family and their sudden and tragic loss. My friend (it was her father in law) is pregnant with twins right now and this loss is devastating to them.


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~Secondly, we are directly in the projected path of hurricane Ike.  Please pray for our safety and everyone else who will be affected.  We are not evacuating as it is too late and we are not in a mandatory evacuation area. Plus, we are not even sure where we would go.  Our corporate apartment is on the second floor which will be good in case of flooding but we are nervous about windows shattering and losing electricity.  This city is CRAZY right now.  It took me an hour to go a few miles to Kate's school (YEAH--she let me leave today!)  I realize people will figure out where we live (general vicinity anyway) by this post but I am really scared and I really cherish your prayers.


I really appreciate the incredible support and prayers that y'all have given me and our family these past few weeks.  THANK  YOU!

Kim

91 comments:

  1. I don't expect you to get back with me anytime soon but we are praying for you guys and for safety and protection. My sister is hunkering down too and trying to stay dry. She said everything was already very chaotic.

    We will also pray for your dear friend as they go through this sad time!

    If you can think of anything that I can bring Harry from oldcity to brighten his spirits, let me know! (or the other peanuts).

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  2. Oh my -- you all are really having one thing after another lately, aren't you!! Sending good thoughts and prayers for you that the Hurricane changes course and leaves you alone and for your friend and her family on their loss. Take care.

    Janet

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  3. Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's father-in-law. I will pray for them as they go through this sad time.

    You certainly have had your fill of weather experiences lately! I'll be praying for your safety and checking back to see how you are.

    ~Lynn

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  4. I discovered your blog yesterday and I am hooked. And I will definitely say a prayer for your family! Heather/Grace303

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  5. Sending prayers from Michigan!!!

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  6. Praying for God to put a hedge of protection around you and your beautiful family. Please let us know as soon as you can that your ok.

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  7. I am praying for your family and that Ike loses his strength before he reaches land.

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  8. Sending many prayers your way.

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  9. I'll keep your friends in my prayers, and I'll pray that you and the peanuts will be safe during the storm. My sister lives in your town (I think), but was thankfully in San Antonio today and is coming straight here. From what I've heard, your city is super-crazy with everyone trying to leave. Please let us know if you need anything!

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  10. I will pray for you and your family. Be safe my friend {{{{hug}}}}} I know I am far but if there is anything I can do from a far let me know.
    I deeply sorry for the loss of your friends father/father in law. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Kim,
    Long time reader, first time to leave a comment. First and foremost...my prayers have been and will continue to be with you and your family. Your words are a true blessing to all your blog buddies and God will show favor to those are Faithful! May you find peace and reassurance in the haven of HIS comfort and saftey. From our family (with our own China gift) to yours, God Bless You.

    Jennifer

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  12. Will pray harder than ever for your family's safety and for your friends in their loss.

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  13. kim, i'm here with you......

    it definitely is too late to evacuate nor does my husband want to! uhhh soo any prayers for us down here in texas would be greatly appreciated! :)

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  14. Stay safe!!! We barely misse Ike here - so sorry he is coming your way.

    Hope things get better

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  15. Miss Kim,

    Not even sure what to say other than may God bless and keep you and your family until we "meet" (via a blog post) again.

    Our condolences to your friend and her husband. Loss is always hard, but particularly when it is sudden and unexpected.

    Take care,
    Meg

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  16. You and your family are in my prayers. Know someone in Dallas is thinking of you!! Also, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend's father. What a horrible accident and such a difficult time to experience this.

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  17. Kim,

    I don't know why it seems your family is going through this period of strife. My prayers are with your family, your friend's family...and all those impacted by this storm. Stay safe.

    Please keep us posted as you can.

    Kate

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  18. You are definately on my prayer list. I'm sending you my thoughts and prayers for a hedge of protection around your family and city.

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  19. Kim,

    So sorry that so much is going on in your life . . I will be praying for you, that God will turn IKE! and for your friends - what a tragedy.

    "May the PEACE of God, which surpasses all comprehension, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7(NAS)

    Cheers!

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  20. you, your family and friends our in our thoughts and prayers!!

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  21. I grew up in South Florida and went through several big hurricanes. It can be scary but it can also be a fun time to break out the flashlights and sleeping bags and make a fort under the dining room table. Be careful walking the dog- the eye of the storm can be so deceiving. Good luck!!

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  22. You all will be in my prayers. My sister lives in southern Texas. She is not leaving, but very nervous. Stay safe.

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  23. I have been and will be praying for you... if they did not do a mandatory evacuation then that is GOOD NEWS! Most likely very stormy but hopefully not terribly destructive... I will be praying.... stay safe and out of harm's way friend...
    I am so sorry for your friend's family's loss.... how very tragic. I will be praying for God's peace and healing...
    love,
    Daleea

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  24. I say prayers for your friend and her family...what a tragic loss. Will also pray for a safe weekend for you all as you deal with Ike.

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  25. Praying for safety during Ike! Stay dry and safe!

    Ashley

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  26. Kim,

    Bless your heart! Ya'll have had an "eventful" past few weeks to say the least!! Your family is in my prayers with Ike. So glad to hear Kate is doing much better at school. Take Care!

    Emily in NJ

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  27. Keeping you all in my thoughts. As learned from another mom, turn the AC down really really low now ;)
    Hope you only have to rough it without electricity for a day or two most.
    Hugs,
    Trena

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  28. Thinking and praying for you and your family sweet girl.....be safe...I'll be looking for an update! ;)
    Hugs,
    Steffie

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  29. Oh Kim... I am worried for you. When we lived in New Orleans, we always ut wide masking tape in an "X" accross our windows... the locals told us it helps prevent windows breaking. I am sorry your family must endure all of this! It is awful. I have experienced hurricanes, earthquakes, and riots, and they are so unsettling. May angels watch over y'all!

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  30. I will keep praying for yall! I know this time of transition has been tough on you all, but I believe with all my heart that the Lord has big plans for you. Your children are learning to be flexible, the art of making new friends, exploring/learing about a new city, and that sometimes routines need to be changed or broken! One of your children could be a future president or an ambassador!!!
    Love and Prayers,
    Michelle
    Illinois

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  31. I have been thinking about you for days with Ike looming, but didn't want to post. You are in my prayers.
    Laura

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  32. I am so sad for your friend, what a terrible thing, for everybody. We will pray for them.

    Stay safe, stay warm, stay dry - know you are being held safely in the palm of His hand and Miss Kate - well, she is simply awesome. Give that girl some hugs and kisses from us:)

    How is Harry? He has been on my heart.

    Love,
    Heather

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  33. KIm! It is so crazy, everything you are being asked to go through in these last few weeks. I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it! You are really going to be due some easy times up ahead! I know you must be being a blessing to some people there in new city already, its just who you are! Love and prayers, s

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  34. praying for you in Tennessee...God Bless!

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  35. Praying you all are safe through the storm! Keep us posted.

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  36. I am praying Kim. I have thought of you all day and knew you must be close. Update us during the storm if you are able so we will know you are ok.
    I am so sorry about hte tragic accident your friends father was involoved in. Oh My! I pray she is comforted by the only peace that can bring comfort in such a time. Him.

    Love
    C

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  37. You are in my prayers. Keep safe as possible and let us know if you're okay after it's over.

    Sorry to hear about your friend. They (especially her with her babies) will be in my prayers too.

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  38. From one hurrricane zone to another - I wish you are your family the best - stock up - and park your cars in different places - ie if one place floods the other may not - then you may at last have one car that works (I assume you have more than one car)
    Protect your harddrive/pics of kids etc - the rest can be replaced!
    Carol in Florida
    (we got very lucky- I wish you the same)

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  39. Prayers are with you and your friends!

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  40. Kim, I'll be praying for you and the Peanuts...stay safe and dry. I live in Dallas and we too will feel the effects of Ike...so we are also preparing!
    Please keep us posted as you are able!
    Norah

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  41. Praying for your family.And your dear friend.Stay Safe...Mary In Ohio

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  42. Hoping and praying for peace amidst the storm!

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  43. Praying for you and others in Ike's path...

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  44. Kim, you will be in my prayers.

    Christy :)

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  45. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!!!! Also will keep your friend in my prayers as well... how incredibly sad!

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  46. Oh Kim, my prayers are with you guys. We lived through Hugo and Georges, both pretty devastating hurricanes, and I know first hand the anxiousness and chaos they bring.

    Hang in there and stay dry!

    Your friends are also in my prayers. All the best.

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  47. Sending love and prayers your way! I hope you figure out soon whatever God is trying to teach you so He can move on to teaching someone else! You're certainly due for some peace and calm.

    Hope Harry is doing better.

    So very sorry about your friend's father.

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  48. We're thinking of you. I hope Ike takes it easy on you or even takes a turn and misses you.

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  49. Praying hard for you, hubby and the peanuts. Tape up your apartment windows with a big X in case there is glass breakage. Also praying for your friends family.

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  50. I will keep you all in our prayers....what a tragic accident.

    Please stay safe and give us an update when you can!

    Almost forgot....Hooray for Kate!!

    Lisa

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  51. Wow, it sounds like Kate's making great progress! I'll be praying for you guys. Stay safe.

    Gin

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  52. I will be praying for your family. I have been following your blog for several months now and your beautiful family seems to be dealing with so much lately. Hang in there- Stacy

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  53. Hi Kim
    I hope that all goes well in the next couples of days. We are fortunate enough that the hurricane won't get to us this time but I know it is a very stressful time...
    I know it has not been very easy for you and your family lately but I pray that soon it will all be over. I am looking forward to hearing back from you soon.
    Stay safe and keep the Faith!
    Anne

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  54. We are praying for you and all the people in Ike's path. We pray God will hold you in His arms! So sorry about your friend's f-i-l. I am also praying for a healthy pregnancy and delivery too!!! Take care!
    Shay

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  55. Thinking of you and your wonderful family CONSTANTLY...praying too, for the requests you mentioned.
    I am SO sorry for your friends' loss - that is so horrible.

    Please update us when you can.
    XO

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  56. So sorry about your friends father.
    I am worried about you guys, praying constantly that Ike takes a turn.
    Please keep us posted.

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  57. Saying a prayer for all who are in Ike's path, I have some good friends who are hunkered down as well.

    Also, saw this article by a mother who adopted from China and thought of your blog:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2008/08/adoption200808

    Take care!

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  58. Stay safe. You are in our prayers.

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  59. We are directly in Ike's path here in Houston. It took me an hour to get home from the Galleria area yesterday, which normally takes only 10 minutes. Anyway, if you are anywhere near us, please feel free to contact us if you need anything. I found your blog because Denise (and precious Maggie) are part of our waiting "July 2007 LID" group. You don't have to be in this big city without friends. :) We have a fabulous church you might enjoy visiting if you aren't connected to one yet! Anyway, I hope you stay safe as Ike pushes on towards us. Blessings, Michelle (www.JourneytoLily.com)

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  60. Kim,
    I am thinking of you and your family and am very worried for you. I don't know where you are, but from what they ar saying about this storm on the news in DC, are you sure you shouldn't get out? It sounds like a terrible storm and I am praying that you and your family stay safe!

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  61. Many prayers headed your way - stay safe and please update so we know how you are doing!

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  62. We are PRAYING for you Kim, Dave, Will, Harry, & Kate!

    I know this whole thing has been one big hurricane.
    Hang in there! We love you guys!

    -Di, Jeff, Ainsley & Ruby Mei

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  63. Oh Kim, I will pray and pray for you and your lovely family...
    Keep safe, please.

    Please post as you can saying you're Ok¡¡¡

    A Kiss and a tought,

    Belén.

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  64. I'm praying and thinking of you this morning. I know you're right in the thick of it! I wish you would have come here. We have lots of family in the path of Ike, and we're praying for you all. I hope you keep your power!

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  65. We will be thinking about you and praying for you as Ike is bearing down! Hope you can have as good a weekend as possible!

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  66. Best of luck and we will pray for your safety!

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  67. my prayers are with you. Two hurricanes and you just moved there. How much can one take. but my step daughter's family live in Fl. and face this every year. Why? It is a nice place to visit but to live there no thanks. They are wanting to move closer North. We live in Michigan. (by the way I am Leslie's Cousin) and my step daughter also adopted a little girl from China, Morgan. We both love your blog. I will keep your friend's family also in my prayers. How sad to lose someone so close just when something wonderful is to happen. Good luck with the hurricane. and good luck with the house hunting.

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  68. Sending prayers up...stay safe!!!

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  69. Praying for you as you weather IKE. Mark's dad refuses to leave and really should...he is handicapped..has to use a scooter.....Oh boy!!

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  70. praying for ya'll. my family evacuated this morning. it's frightening stuff.

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  71. Thinking of you and your family today. You are in my thoughts and prayers. {{{{hug}}}}}

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  72. I am sorry to learn about your friend's loss. I will keep them in my prayers during this difficult time.

    And I am praying for you and your family! I hope Ike slows down & passes fast. Hang in there & if you don't lose power, let us know that you are doing ok.

    Lots of prayers & blessings!

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  73. Stay safe. Prayers and good thoughts for your family.

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  74. I am so sorry to hear about your friends father-in-law, what a horrible thing! I will say some prayers for her.

    You are totally on my mind right now as I watch all of the hurricane chaos on the TV! I will be saying major prayers for you all. Please update us and let us know how you weathered Ike! He is looking VERY scary!

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  75. Okay, now I am really really worried, Kim! I know you probably won't get my email or this post in time, but know that I am praying so much for your safety and comfort. Maybe now you will consider moving out my way? ;)

    Please update when you can!

    Prayers,
    Shana

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  76. Yikes. Stay safe.
    Sending prayers.

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  77. Kim,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    And I will also pray for your friend during this time of loss.

    Be safe,

    Krista

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  78. Praying for your safety. I will be anxiously awaiting your next update.

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  79. Thank you for stopping by my blog and thank you for the sweet comments about my upcoming trip to China. I think it's so sweet you want to take Kate to China someday. That will be such a special and amazing trip for you both.

    I'm directly in the path of Ike too! I've been praying it will turn and go a different direction. Hurricane Rita turned last minute in 2005, so I figured God can do anything. Good luck with Ike. I hope you and your family stay safe. I'm riding it out too.

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  80. Just checking back....I hope that you are all safe...we have been watching the news all day....it is horrible!

    Thinking of you all....please give us an update when you can!

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  81. Kim,

    Honestly, when it rains it pours - literally! Your faith is certainly being tested with all of this! I pray that God keeps you and your family safe through the storm. An extra prayer goes out to Harry that his school issues will be resolving soon. I have been through similar times with all of our corporate IBM moves (7!). Our son, now 18, was in 3 kindergartens; Connecticut, St. Louis and Houston! It is never easy but it does get easier. Take good care.

    Sheila

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  82. Praying for you & your friends!!

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  83. Kim, I so enjoy reading about your family, your faith, and sometimes your fears. I'm praying for you and for other friends in your new area. I'm sure that once this season is over you'll fall in love with your new home.

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  84. Kim
    I will be praying for your safety. I didnt know your blog was public again, but for some reason I hit your link and it popped up. I cant wait to catch up on Miss Kate E.

    Be Safe
    Peggy

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  85. I am worried about you guys and will continue praying for your safety as well as the safety of those around you!
    ~Lynn/PA

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  86. Praying for all of you sweet girl! ;)
    Hugs,
    Steffie

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  87. You're in my prayers. Hope your power comes back on soon and you go home to a complete apt with all windows!!!!

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