Mondoblogo recently published this cell phone shot of a “my cousin’s” house AFTER a tornado set down on Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with these words:

“He is a 1st year law student on full scholarship at U of A.
(Roll Tide)
He and his wife Ceci are lucky to be alive.
They were trapped in their bathroom until the Fire Department cut them out….
They literally have
only the clothes on their backs…

I post this only because you never know
when something like this might happen to you
or someone you love.
So stop your griping, bitching and complaining
about the little annoyances in life
and get out there and enjoy it while you can,
for as long as you can.”

Then we came across this extraordinary Facebook pages of family pictures and documents found in the aftermath of the tornados, a testament to everyday lives getting profoundly and unexpectedly whacked. We’re trying to take the lesson and reminder,

to really TAKE IN…

all that we have…




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