Sacred Ground

Hubby and I were in Moore, Oklahoma last week, spending time with family. The town looked much different than it did when we were there in May, just after the tornadoes. (see post Here) Much progress has been made, yet they are just getting started.  New roofs, siding, construction and clean up were in every direction. A rebirth for this town. Again.

We drove upon the Plaza Towers Elementary School.  There was a television crew filming, as the next day would be the first day back to school for the students and teachers of Moore.  We saw many people coming and going.  License plates from everywhere.  This is a memorial.  Not only to those lost, but to those who must carry on. It is a place to reflect, pray, and remember.

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May God bless the students.  Pray for the teachers, parents, and children.  Not just in Moore, Oklahoma, but in your town, as well.  They will need much strength, comfort and healing. They need to know it’s okay to laugh again.    ♥

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42 Responses to Sacred Ground

  1. So very true — it is okay to laugh again.

    Blessings to you and your family.

  2. omtatjuan says:

    I can take earthquakes but tornados would be terror at the next level.

  3. bulldog says:

    “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” .. let all those affected live in the present and pray for those no longer with them and those still struggling to repair, rebuild and to get their lives back to normal…

  4. findingmyinnercourage says:

    In time they will be able to laugh again. Thanks for sharing such up close and personal photos!

  5. They say life goes on… but it’s not always easy ❤

  6. We remember those lost and honour their memory by moving forward and rebuilding… ❤

  7. Heather C says:

    Such a devastating loss. Tornadoes absolutely terrify me.

  8. Maplebird says:

    Thanks for the update. It’s been just over a month since we left. My son would have gone back to school last week had we still been there. I was wondering how things were going. It’s going to take a long time to heal, inside and out.

  9. The scars will remain but moving forward is the key. God Bless you and all those that have suffered such devastation.

  10. Thank you for that beautiful tribute. It is so hard to drive in more and not feel the destruction! But we are Okies and we will push forward with a smile and a song in our hearts!

  11. It is so difficult not to still feel some sadness at the losses.

  12. Yes it is sacred ground, and as such healing has already begun.

  13. ly says:

    I saw an interview with the little boy who had been shown being pulled from the building by a firefighter. The look on his face thinking about going back to school broke my heart. I sat here again this week sobbing the same as I did last spring. His little face looked old beyond years from the scene he lived through and the friends he lost. God bless him and the others.

  14. My best wishes will ALWAYS be with the affected people of Oklahoma! I pray for the children, as well as the elderly; and wish all of them a healthy and bright future! 😀

  15. I used to live near and work in Moore at Highland East Junior High. It was sad to see this little town hit so hard — again. I lived there during the last F5 tornado that barely missed our house. When a tornado hits, It literally looks like a bomb exploded. Such devastation, but the people there are resilient!

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