August 30, 2008

Gustav, The Uninvited Party Guest

Blessed, Belated EarthStrong, My Beloved

Instead of being able to celebrate his 62nd EarthStrong on the 29th with family, friends and food, my husband spent it on GUSTAV GUARD DUTY. When bad weather threatens he goes into protection mode and doesn't relax until the "all clear" announcement. He secures our home first, the animals next and then the rest of the property. I give thanks for his vigilance.

Gustav was projected to run below the south coast of Cuba, which would have it north of Jamaica. Instead, we got an unexpected visit here on the south coast. Over 24 hours of non-stop, unrelenting, pounding rain and screaming wind.

Jah, we give thanks for the protection and blessings that have allowed us to survive another storm that threatened our home.

11 Shared Thoughts:

Dagmar said...

Hi Lady Roots
,
good to hear that Gustav passed your home and left no or only small damages. I hope you are all ok and healthy.

Dagmar

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Dagmar,

Thanks for stopping by again. Our mountain home survived with only minimal damage. We give Jah thanks for His protection.

Sadly, we did have deaths here and many Jamaicans have suffered loss of their homes and incomes. Please lift them in healing prayer.

Please come back soon for another visit.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Clay Perry said...

its good that you guys made it out ok, Jamaica is a beautiful place!

LADY ROOTS said...

Idren Clay,

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Hope the weather is better when you come back next time.

Even when battered by the devestation of hurricanes, Jamaica is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Dagmar said...

Hi,

be sure, that I'll light a candle and say a prayer for all of them.

Dagmar

Pepper said...

hey lady roots, happy to see you're still with us unscathed.

The Beading Gem said...

Glad to hear that you and yours are all okay.

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Dagmar,
Yes, every righteous prayer has the power to heal! Let us lift our voices in prayer for the suffering.

Sistren Pepper,
Mi still dere bout! Really far behind in my blog posting, blog reading and commenting. Thanks for stopping by to check on us.

Sistren Pearl,
Yes, we survived another close call, protected by the i-tinual grace of Jah. Thanks for stopping by to see how we are doing.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

Glad fi know that you and your family are okay and that everything is okay with your home.Bwoy I man sorry fi all dem oda people dat a suffa because a Gustav.But mi a pray fi dem.Nuff respect!!ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID

Di said...

I'm so glad you are ok. I will be sending prayers up for the people of your beautiful country.

LADY ROOTS said...

Idren Esteban,
Thanks for stopping by to check on us. The prayers you lift on high for the sake of the sufferahs are a powerful force. Encourage others to pray for them as well. Up to today the death toll was officially increased once again.
(Still hoping to see a NEW BLOG announcement any day now.)

Sistren Di,
When Believers lift their voices in prayer, miracles occur. Thanks for taking time to stop by and check on us after the storm. Our nation needs prayer, even after the storm is a faded memory.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots