Oh goodness my poor, poor, POOR city. There are no words, none!
I was defeated in the clean up of my house. I didnt know what to do or where to start so I just came back upstairs and watched more of the flood coverage on the news. As I watched it just kept getting worse and I started feeling worse, I wanted to help! Again I didnt know where to go to help, didnt know where to start to even go look for somewhere to volunteer help! And then at that exact moment I hear "Heartland/Lakeshore nursing home is being evacuated and the patients will be taken to Donelson Church of Christ(my church)" That was it I knew that I was meant to hear that and I was off to help. I am not even going to try and explain the situation but imagine a full nursing home being loaded up into ambulances and taken to a strange place. It was crazy insane but I just walked in and got busy! I made Jello, shredded chicken, prepared plates of food for them. I feel like everyone there was in survival mode and I thought to myself I cant believe this happening in my city. Some of the patients were asking to go home, some where laying on matresses that were on the floor, some just sat there and looked around. I just couldnt believe what I was seeing it- was honestly like being in war zone. So So Sos sad.... My garage smells like mildew and has water in it but I got off easy during this disaster.
I tried to take iPhone pictures of today but they didnt turn out good that I took(my neighbor acroos the street was taking pictures and I will try to get copies).
Here are a couple more pictures...
Janie( a friend of mine) took this of downtown Nashville. Again the pictures do not do it justice-
I got these from Danielle's( a friend of mine and my Moms neighbor). This is where sweet Jackson
goes went to school. The rumor is they are done for the year I mean there is no way that they can clean this up. I dont know what they will do.
Inside the school...
Compare the water to the tree line and you can tell how high it is.
See that little building down there in the water? Thats one of our water plants in town. I took these pictures this morning-
This is 5 minutes from my house
Thats it for the day! Pray for Nashville, Pray for health, Pray for peace, Pray for the elderly people that are now sleeping on a mattress on the floor in my churches gym-