35W Collapsed?

Can you believe it? One of our major highways? Just collapsing? Here’s the story!

The weird part is…I was on the highway 24 hours before it fell! That fact really shook me up. Looking at the pictures, hearing the news reports and letting my thoughts wonder…it really hits close to home! It’s different then 9-11 when I can picture myself in the middle of the tragedy.

My heart and prayers go out to all the families who have lost loved one and for those who are waiting to hear…I’ll keep praying!

My sister-in-law called last night and said, “You alright? Just wanted to make sure. Cause we don’t need any more crisis this year!” She’s right, we’ve been in a season of dealing with hard stuff over and over again. It’s definitely brought me closer to everyone around me. It makes me want to get everyone together, look them in the eyes, tell them everything I love about them and how much they mean to me!

I know some of you reading are more directly effected by this shocking news and I want you to know I’m sorry for your loss/pain.


Marisa - August 2, 2007 - 12:35 pm

I live in San Antonio, TX and I visit your site often; originally I came upon your link because of the Morrison’s but I enjoy your blogs so I check up everyday. When I saw the news last night I thought of you and the Morrison’s and prayed your safety as well as any of your loved ones. Thank you for blogging so that I can feel relief in knowing you are fine! Take care and I send my prayers to the city of Minneapolis and all the people affected by this tragic event. God bless.

Alli - August 2, 2007 - 4:21 pm


I am also from Texas (Dallas) and I also happened upon your blog while following the Morrison’s story. Like Marisa, as soon as I heard of the bridge collapse I thought of you and your family as well as the Morrisons and their family. I prayed you all were not affected.

I do check your blog daily and pray for the Morrison’s and sweet baby Sylas. I relate to Brianna a little because I too am in my early 20s and already struggling with fertility/treatments. If I ever find myself in Minnesota I will absolutely look you up to take our pictures. God bless you for your encouraging words.

Helen Stephenson - August 2, 2007 - 9:14 pm

You don’t know me, but probably remember my daughter, Rachael Robertson (husband, Joe)…they attended Bethany several years ago. Rach told me some about you and your family. I read your blog every day and truly appreciate your insight, especially on the Morrisons…

I want you to know that I totally understand the feelings that come when it seems we face one crisis after another. These past two years for my family have been the hardest I have ever been through. Loss of my husbands job (for the 2nd time in his career); financial difficulties, legal issues for one of my kids, a son in Iraq, a church who shoots their wounded…those are the major things. Understanding why, for some reason, hasn’t been given to me. However, I look back to 2 years ago when it all began and can’t believe how I ever survived. It makes me truly appreciate God’s steadfast love (even though I would have sworn I didn’t feel it at the time…it was there)…I can see it now. Maybe I can be a support to others in similar trials…that may be the reason why we went through so much. I say all of that to say this. Isn’t God good that He get’s us through all the hard times? I pray for your family as well as the Morrisons that God will continually work in your hearts in ways that will bring comfort, courage to face the crisis’ and blessings beyond measure.

As a side note….LOVE THE PICTURES! 🙂 If only we were closer! Keep blogging, we enjoy it as much as you do.

In Him,

Cathy - August 3, 2007 - 11:52 pm

I’m so glad you are okay and that you were protected from the worst. Praying for those who are hurting.

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