My heart goes out to those affected by yesterday’s tornadoes, especially those in Alabama. Our family members are fine, as far as we are aware, and we haven’t yet heard anything negative from our friends. Viewing the damage, it is truly heartbreaking. Our oldest was born in Cullman in northern Alabama and we lived in Birmingham more recently. In fact, the massive tornado associated with Tuscaloosa and Birmingham narrowly avoided the house of the Orthodox priest there. Dear friends of ours live in Tuscaloosa. [We’ve just found out the friends in Tuscaloosa are ok – the tornado went between their houses.]
Lord have mercy!
[update: Friends of ours in Huntsville were hit but no one was hurt, glory to God!]