Wednesday, April 27, 2011 is a date that will forever be etched on many Alabamians’ hearts and minds. The many tornadoes that ran through the state that day left scars both visible and unseen. Even now I see images of mangled trees, bent and broken from the brutal forces, lumber and bricks where homes once stood and it still takes my breath away.
But in the wake of destruction something even more powerful sprang forth: hope and love.Twitter hashtags, Facebook pages, and blog posts were filled with needs, ways to meet them and people wanting to help. Truly Matthew 25 in action.
So today I will hug my family a little tighter, say a prayer for those who lost loved ones, and know that Alabama and her people will continue to rebuild and will be stronger and better than ever.