It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Monday, November 17, 2014

One year ago today, 17 November 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onDlCCPalT4

My son and a friend from Chicago had come to visit me for the weekend.  It was a very warm stormy morning and I was glad to see them leave for home that Sunday morning because the weather forecast was not good.  They had only been gone an hour when they came back.  My son’s friend had a terrible headache and so they returned. As time passed my son mentioned going to the Red Lobster in Peoria for lunch.  I really didn’t want to go as the weather was beginning to frighten me a bit. No tornado watches or warnings had been issued for our area so finally we left for Red Lobster.

This was divine intervention.  We had just been seated at Red Lobster when our waitress told us there had been a tornado in Pekin.  The rest of the day and the weeks to come were chaotic.

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So many homes on my street were damaged.  They have all finally been rebuilt.  My kitchen window was blown out and for weeks after I found shards of glass in my kitchen and living room.

If my son and his friend hadn’t returned that Sunday morning I would have been in the kitchen preparing my lunch at the time the tornado struck.

Today, one year later I am getting ready to leave for my radiation treatment.  After this morning I will have 7 treatments left.  I appreciate all of your kind thoughts and prayer.

Love,

Beth

 

30 comments:

  1. How frightening, dear Beth, and it does indeed seem like divine intervention that you all agreed to leave your house and go elsewhere that day. You survived that day and you will triumph over this latest challenge. My thoughts and prayers are with you, dear friend.

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  2. I recall that time last year from reading your post. Gosh, you are nearly finished your treatment and i bet you will be pleased.
    Prayers always coming your way...keep you safe and free from harm.
    Good luck Beth.. Margaret in Tasmania.

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  3. Oh Sis how I do remember hearing on the tv that Pekin had been hit and worrying about you and if you were safe. So scary and yes that was DIVINE intervention for sure. God be with you this week and all the days to come as you recover from this dreaded disease. We are so grateful for you. XOXO

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  4. Beth, it's so good to hear from you and it's ironic that you weren't at your house last year during that storm. My prayers are still being sent your way. God bless you, dear... :)

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  5. What a difference a year, month, day, and minute can make - is that not true Beth? I hate all this for you - that is my feeling about his whole thing. I am thankful there is only 7 left. Prayers and t thoughts to you always. sandie

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  6. Good to see you Beth Marie! Those tornados can be so devastating, and so glad you were not in the middle of that. Love the red maple leaves in your header! Only 7 treatments to go...Yea! Take care, I'll be looking you up in six months in Illinois.

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  7. You are one strong lady! Angels on you!

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  8. What an "Ebenezar," Beth! You can always remember the day that The Lord rescued you from the tornado. He didn't spare your life for no reason. I am so happy that you have only this many more treatments to go. Saying a prayer for the final leg of this treatment journey and for you to experience comfort upon comfort and sweet peace.

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  9. Beth, See God is watching over you.:):) He loves you. I am praying for you and holding you in my thoughts. You have been so strong. Hope you have a beautiful week. Hugs and prayers for you, love, Susie

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  10. oh Beth, I think of you often, I can't believe its been a year! Take care , you have certainly had your share, its time for only good things to happen,

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  11. What a blessing it was to go to the Red Lobster!

    Prayers continuing here for you, Beth. Sending hugs!

    xo Nellie

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  12. Dear Beth,
    So glad you were not at home on that day. And I also get terrible headaches when storms approach. My hub calls me the "weather forecaster." Success with your treatments and so glad to read your blogposts. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  13. I remember that. So glad you weren't at home at the time.
    I hope you are doing well Beth. Sorry I haven't been around much

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  14. Dear Beth, I am happy to see your post. I will continue to pray for you. Just 7 more treatments left. I know you will be glad when they are done. Sending many hugs and prayers from Your Missouri friend

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  15. OH.MY! So glad you weren't there! How odd and fortunate they came back!

    Still praying for you each night and wishing you well.

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  16. You were saved from the tornado for a reason. Hang in there, dearest Beth.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. God certainly watched out for you then and He continues to do so. : ) I pray these last 7 treatments pass quickly and you feel well and healthy once again. Of course prayers continue for you each day.

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  18. That is quite a story Beth! I remember when you wrote about it.
    I miss you Beth.

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  19. God takes care of his own.
    ((((hugs))))

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  20. Yes, a divine intervention. I pray for wonderful healing for you.

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  21. I can't believe it's been a year already. I remember reading this on your blog last year. I hope you are doing well, Beth.

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  22. Wow, that's a sober anniversary! Thank God you stayed safe!

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  23. I remember you telling us about this Beth, truly a miraculous escape, I bet you will be thanking that young man for years to come, keep well X

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  24. What a blessing it was for you to be gone. It was surely God's plan. I remember this happening. I'm still sending up prayers for you Beth. Hugs,xo

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  25. I remember this Beth and was so grateful that you were not home. I am still sending all my prayers and hugs to you. You can beat this. HUG B

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  26. Beth, I am glad that you were not hurt. God knows what He is doing, even when we do not. Please take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

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  27. It's hard to believe that happened a year ago and to realize all of your life changed drastically in a different way though, soon after. Tomorrow it will be only 6 to go. Carry on sweet lady and feel the support of your loved ones and friends pushing you to be well again.

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  28. I do believe God protected you that day and continues even today with what you are dealing with.

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  29. Prayers, Mary Beth for a good report soon and for continued healing. You've had a year of it, huh? Sometimes they seem to last forever. I'll keep believing.

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  30. I do remember this Beth awful , a year ago wow.
    We are sending prayers and Love Beth.
    Hugs Sheila x

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