Flood Prayers

We lived in North Dakota most of our married life. All of our older children were born there. Our first home was purchased in the Fargo / Moorhead community. We survived the winters there and enjoyed the community spirit and small town feel. In our hearts we miss North Dakota.

We lived through the flood of '97. I was 9 months pregnant with our second and would hear the sound of national guard helicopters flying over head as I tried to rest in the afternoons. My husband did his share of sand bagging as we tried - as a community - to save as many houses and as much of the city as we could. When I delivered our daughter my husband left the hospital shortly after the delivery to head home and wet vac the basement of our house. Many of our friends lost a lot of valuables when their basement flooded with water faster than they could get it out. There were some who lost everything - some who lost a lot - and others of us who were thankful that the waters did not destroy more of our homes.

Our friends are living out the same drama again - 12 years later. We are miles away from their crisis; but our hearts are there. You are and will remain in our prayers.

~Martie

4 comments:

Adrianna Gimbel said...

Yes, it has been insane here! They raised their predicted crest, so we had to raise the dikes another foot, which really added to the urgency. Please continue to pray for our towns! Thanks!!!

Persuaded said...

flooding is something i have never experienced- thank the Lord! it looks so frightening on the news though...

i'll be praying for your friends

Sharon said...

I've seen this on the news and my heart and prayers go out to all these people.

Adrianna Gimbel said...

They raised their crest prediction again, now nobody is really safe if the crest prediction really does happen. They are saying up to 43 feet and most dikes are only at 42 right now. South Moorhead is under evacuation and South Fargo could possibly evacuate as well. Check out my blog for more info! http://adriannagimbel.blogspot.com