Thursday, December 11, 2008

This is the massive landslide that came down less than half a mile away from our house. Our house is actually in this photo. The top left corner of houses is where we live. the only access road to our house is under that pile of dirt at the bottom.

In order to enable people access to their homes they had to carve through the subdivision at the bottom and make new bridges over monsoon drains. This is the only access road to and from our house now, and it is generally an hour or two to get in and an hour or two to get out, just because people are still living up there.

A group of strong capable men were willing to hike up with me and load up as many bags into our car in order to walk them out. When this photo was taken you could not drive your car out, the road was still being worked on. These are all of our clothes along with some other things. It was great to have some friends help out. This was not a task that I would have been capable of on my own.

As you leave our house this is what you see at the bottom of our main road about a half a mile down. That road was the only way out of our place. They have done a really good job here of evacuating any and all that want to leave.

This is one of the houses at the very bottom of the landslide. As you can see it didn't do so well slowing it down. The yard is all sorts of mangled and the van I believe is totaled. We won't know until they pull it out I guess!
Thanks to all of you who have been praying for our family during this time. We are still not certain what the outcome for us will be. We know that we can live at our home even now, but we are not certain that it is safe, or will ever be again for that matter. We are seeking guidance and direction now and know that the answers will be given. Thanks again for being patient with us on the pictures.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I am really excited to let everyone know that my biopsy results came today and it is great news! The lump that was removed is a Lipoma, which is a benign fatty tumor. Apparently they run in my family, my Dad has many and so does my brother. Thank you so much for all your prayers, I was really able to rest in God in the midst of the unknown. We are praising God, He is so good!! We love you all and hope you are enjoying the beginning of the Christmas season!