Sunday, August 31, 2008

Destination Unknown

Early tomorrow morning, I will be leaving the comforts of home and venturing into the unknown. The call came after 9:00 last night - are you ready to go? Yes. I'm ready.

The Virginia Baptist Feeding Unit will mobilize west of Atlanta tomorrow night, and wait to find out where we are needed once Hurricane Gustav makes landfall.

This will be my second trip to the Gulf Coast to assist with disaster relief; however, it will be my first time with the First Response Team. I hope I am strong enough for this - inside AND out.

My nerves are starting to fray.........there is so much to do at home and at work before I leave. I hope I haven't forgotten anything. If I did, it will just have to wait.

Keep our team in your thoughts and prayers. I'll be back in a couple of weeks, and I'm sure I will have a lot to share.

BTW - Leave me TONS of messages on this post so I can enjoy them when I return!! Thanks:)

30 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

I so admire you and the other people on your team for running to the rescue...dropping your own life to help others. Very cool! I'll keep you and those in the path of Gustov in my prayers. Take care!

LSM said...

You're doing an extremely good thing by going. I know you and those you encounter will be blessed by your willingness to serve others.

Travel Girl said...

It is not an easy job you have ahead of you. Thanks to you and all the volunteers who will lend a hand in the months to come.

themuseasylum said...

Okay, looks like my first comment didn't post.

I really admire you for being able to help in situations like this. I know from our own local disaster in 2003 (wildfires) that I'm not cut out for it.

You are a very kind and generous person to be heading out to help a second time. Be well while you're there, and know that you are an amazing example to the rest of us.

Grandma J said...

What a wonderful sacrific to make. Kudos to you and all the first responders. It looks like things are under control this time.

God bless you.

mamadance said...

Good for you! I'll be thinking of you as you help the people who need you. Be safe!

The Incredible Woody said...

I admire your courage for being willing to do something like this. I know several people that have made several aide trips for Katrina victims - one was a first responder! All have been greatly effected by each trip. Be strong. Be safe. And know that you are in our prayers!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Sure am proud of ya. God will give you the strength you need. Good Luck.

belladella said...

I am in awe. You are doing an amazing thing and I am proud of you. I'll be thinking about you and will miss you!

Mental P Mama said...

I think you are amazing to do this. Be safe.

Amy said...

Thumbs up from me too!

Will be waiting for an update.

Suz Broughton said...

GOOD FOR YOU! GO! You are my hero today. Thank you for doing it. Keep us posted. Praying for you.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Wow! I am sooo proud of YOU! That is awesome and I hope you get back sooner than two weeks. Hopefully, since the news is downplaying the damage they will get it all back together with electricity and cleaned up sooner rather than later.

thevinylvillage said...

what an awesome thing you're doing! Hurry back!

mom x 2 said...

What an amazing thing you are doing. I will keep you and all of those affected by Gustav in my prayers.

You know where I am if you need anything here while you're gone.

Be safe :)

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

You are doing such an amazing thing helping those in need. My prayers are with you and your team. Stay Safe!!
Look forward to hearing from you when you get back.

Caution Flag said...

That is wonderful! I am curious how you got involved with that group and what training do you have to go through?

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

You are INCREDIBLE. What a giving, thoughtful, kindhearted thing to do. THANK YOU. Be careful and stay safe--I'll be thinking of you and all those you're going to help.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Good for you for being able and willing to help out. I hope there isn't a lot of work for you to do, because that would mean there are lots of people in need.

Can't wait to hear from you when you return.

The Incredible Woody said...

Thinking of you again this morning. Hope all is well!!

Dirtbikes and Divas said...

What an awesome calling you have answered! We all want to help but few of us actually make it into the "trenches". I am in awe of your committment. You will be in my prayers, although it will make me giggle everytime I ask God to watch over BigHairEnvy! :) I'm sure he'll know exactly of whom I speak!!

Living on the Spit said...

You are to be commended for what you are doing and what you have done in the past. What a wonderful way to pay it forward and to share God's love with others. Be safe and hurry home. You are so loved!!!

belladella said...

I miss you. SSG left for Paris today. I am feeling lonely :) Hope you are doing okay.

The Incredible Woody said...

Hope all is well!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Thinking of you this AM!!

HalfAsstic.com said...

OK, YOU'VE BEEN GONE LONG ENOUGH, NOW! Come back!!!!

Keeper Of All Things said...

Good luck!!

belladella said...

Come home! :)

The Incredible Woody said...

I'm beginning to go into Big Hair withdrawal!!

Suz Broughton said...

I miss you! Hope all is okay.
Yeah, serious Big Hair withdrawal.