Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sunshine and Dedication

My blog isn't working properly??
However, the sun is shining and life goes on.
Thank you to the many friends who have written and prayed.
The birds are back once more and singing happily.
Looking out, one would not imaging anything but a beautiful world.
There is much cleaning up of debris after the floods.
This is the photo of Jordan Rice, a thirteen year old boy who put his brothers safety before his own.

On the roof of their car with floods whirling all around,Jordan had the chance to be saved.
He declined saying, "take my brother first."
When the rescuer turn back to help him and his mother, they were gone, lost in the water surge. Disappeared!

Jordan was afraid of water, yet in his final moment his love for his brother came first.

The hurt of many, goes very deep.

Even our little dog Monty has felt sad?
All he wanted was to sleep on dad's lap.

It's a good thing he can't read or his feelings might be hurt, but He looks funny with two missing bottom teeth.

Even in heart break there is always something funny to lighten the load.


  1. Your little dog senses your own sadness and reacts the only way it knows how - by mourning with you. If only more people could be so loyal! I'm sure we'll all continue to pray for those who've lost so much and those who have or are helping others. Bless you and yours.

  2. Hi Gorges, Thank you, I have cried over some of the stories, and suffered heart problems the last couple of days..Blessings to you friend.

  3. I do hope you soon feel better dear. The photo of that dear boy Jordan was on our TV. I too have wept at the photographs and horrendous stories but Thank God there have been a lot of rescues.
    I pray for you all.
    Hugs June xx

  4. I have been thinking about you and praying for you and your family... So glad to hear that you are all safe. It is all just so sad... That dear dear little boy...
    Blessings to you dear Crystal Mary and all your friends and family...

  5. Hello June, Thank You xxx

    Hi Amm, Thank you

  6. We have been following on tv also. My heart and prayers are with you all. Little Monty looks safe and happy and how wonderful that he can bring a smile to all of us! God bless.

  7. Well I see where you are from now. I am touched forever by visiting your blog and reading this. I hope you stay safe. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  8. He's a boy after my own heart and it breaks my heart to think of him swept away. Thank you, Crystal, for telling his story.

  9. Still thinking about you and praying all the time. Love,

  10. I am so happy to hear you are ok. I have been praying for you and everyone over there. I will continue to pray and will press in for your heart.
    God never released me for a corporate fast but He did for a private one and it ended last night.

    I am sure there is much loss and devastation. I hope you feel better soon.

    God Bless,

  11. Hi Crystal ~ my heart is with you, your family, and your country. I'm so glad you're safe. And what a brave and sacrificial decision young Jordan made. Wow.
    Blessings to you all.

  12. Saw that little boy's story on TV. So many brave stories out there. It is sad but am always grateful when they tell a heartwarming story. God is with you all. Blessings

  13. No greater love then to sacrafice one's own life - what a hero - know where is today!


  14. I am so thankful to our God that you and your family are safe!!! It brings tears to my eyes though about this young boy and his family!!!

    God's Blessings!!!


  15. What a cute doggie and what an unselfish, young man. I pray people will see some strong evidence of God's encouragement during the clean-up process.

  16. Our hearts were with all of you, in prayers lifted for safety & an end.

    Have a beautiful PS weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  17. To me - your blog is a blessing.
    If it's misbehaving, i can't tell.
    I'm so sorry you are facing such sad times,
    and so grateful you are willing to share with us.

    Sending Love

  18. HI Crystal...that is so sad about that boy. I wish he hadn't lost his life but what a kid he put his brother first. And your dog...too funny.

  19. Hi glad you are having your heart monitored properly and are under the care of doctors. I am praying you will get better very soon and be able to enjoy your life again fully.

  20. I need to wipe my tears away. What a brave little boy. I'm so glad that your family(that includes your little dog) are safe. I will be praying for all.
    God Bless,

  21. How brave of Jordan, and an act of sacrifice I'll be thinking about all day today. What a pretty place. I'll be back!


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