It was an experience I don't care to repeat, although we made some fun times out of a horrible two days. The rain came in sheets, not drops. SHEETS. The lightning at times was constant. We feel extremely blessed that we never lost power and our phones continued to work especially since Robin and all four grandchildren were here.
We made cookies and put on a Disney movie and then went to bed early. Late Saturday night, both our son-in-laws called to tell us a tornado was headed our way. We scooped up the kids and headed downstairs to the back hall (our safe place). I pulled all the cushions off the sofas, and blankets out of the closet and we bedded down three very sleepy kids, a mommy and her two month old, and two old people (that would be Gene and I).
The tornados never touched down, but eighteen inches of rain made up for it for many folks who have lost their homes. The death count continues to rise. Please pray for all those who lost loved ones homes, cars, pictures and some things that cannot be replaced. Nashville is a disaster. So much of the downtown area has flooded, and most of the event venues and even Opryland Hotel.
Robin snapped these pictures of the kids during our camp out downstairs. Notice Addison never woke up. Neither did baby Paisley! Millie wanted to sleep in the hall again Sunday night. Nonnie was not up for that.