My heart breaks for Joplin

it’s hard to imagine this kind of devastation. i know this isn’t the first storm of its kind this year and i’m sure it won’t be the last. but at some point it just becomes heart wrenching to think of  life as we know it so suddenly taken away.

you wake up and it’s a normal day of work and actives, school and homework. then evening comes bringing with it a storm that will destroy your town and annihilate your home. it’s sad to think that so often it takes situations like this (or Hurricane Katrina or 9/11 or the fires in Texas or the list goes on and on…) to shake people into the realization that life is short and breathe is fragile. 

my prayers are with those in Joplin, though even as i type  this, that seems to small and insignificant.

it makes me think of parts of Martine McBrides’ song “Do it Anyway”…

You can spend your whole life buildin’
Something from nothing
One storm can come and blow it all away 
Build it anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway

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