Tag Archives: Parkersburg Tornado

More Degrees Of Separation

The longer we’re away, the more bitter and sweet it is to go back. While being with our oldest friends is a stark reminder of what we could never have in another place, it is also difficult to be anything … Continue reading

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In Which I Owe Grandmas Everywhere An Apology

Yesterday, I showed you some of the lessons that my week in Parkersburg taught me. There is one more valuable lesson that I haven’t yet discussed. It’s just been… well, painful, honestly, to think about. And it really needed it’s … Continue reading

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Everything I needed to know about life I learned from a Tornado: A Photo Essay

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Home.

We got home from Parkersburg Sunday morning. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to use that word again without an overwhelming flood of emotions, not the least of which is guilt. And confusion. And just raw, raw, raw… emotion. … Continue reading

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Coming back

Adam here. Britt’s leaving this morning with Jared and the kids to drive straight back to Florida. When she gets back, she’ll still be coordinating ways to contribute, but she’ll be able to collect her thoughts a bit more and … Continue reading

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On the plus side, at least she’s not pregnant!

I asked Britt if she wanted me to post something for her today. Thursday was a long day, filled with more frustration and difficulty gaining any ground and she was exhausted. Here was our exchange: Adam: Do you want me … Continue reading

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Crying

I’m writing this at 9:35pm CST on Wednesday night. Day 3. I had to check the calendar to tell you what day it was. Time stands still here. And at the same time, is flying by – with little to … Continue reading

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Parkersburg Tornado Disaster Update

Adam here again. I haven’t talked to Britt tonight, but I spoke to her a few times during the day and she’s helping her in-laws and friends gather whatever belongings they can find. Sometime soon she’ll be figuring out what … Continue reading

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Update from Britt

Adam here. For those of you who don’t follow Britt on Twitter, she and Jared and the kids left this morning to drive the 24-hour drive up to Parkersburg, Iowa, so that they can provide help and moral support to … Continue reading

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Gone.

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know. Yesterday what is being estimated as an F-4 Tornado hit Parkersburg, Iowa. Our hometown. Our town. The place where we grew up. The community where we know the neighbors and the … Continue reading

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