Sleepless Nights


I have faith, and I believe that life falls into place as it should.  Of that I am certain.

While that belief fortifies my soul, I still feel tremendously tired and extremely worried.  I very literally have dozens of voicemails and emergency warning messages on my phone for local flash floods and tornadoes touching down around us.  My children are sleeping once more in the closet for their safety, and I find myself mentally circling all of the “what if” scenarios as I lay here listening to more rain pummeling our home and our town.

I get up every few minutes to see if floodwaters are creeping toward our home. I read the news and learn of more catastrophic occurences as well as further worsening predictions.  I watch the radar constantly.  It feels like this should be ending any moment now, but we know that there will be several more days of this still to come.  I wonder if we will still have a home once it’s over.

No matter what happens, we will be alright, and we will get through this.  I’m just ready to be at that point.  Thank you for all of your love, kind wishes, and prayers.  Your friendship and support have been such lights in this fearful darkness we have been in the last few days.  I appreciate each of you more than I can possibly express.

Much love to you all.  Joanna

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mischenko
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 06:07:34

    Thinking about you and your family Joanna. Take care and hope it all passes soon.


  2. Mischenko
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 06:07:44

    ❤ Hugs


  3. foodzesty
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 06:11:03

    your in my thoughts safe


  4. roseelaineblog
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 06:31:46

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏🏿


  5. Hussein Allam
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 06:52:11

    Stay in safe, i send my prayers to you and your family.


  6. James J. Cudney IV
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 07:10:31

    You will get thru this. Hopefully things are looking better this morning and the worst of it is behind you all.


  7. wakinguponthewrongsideof50
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 07:35:47



  8. Playamart - Zeebra Designs
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 08:05:12

    Hang in there Warrior Woman!


  9. Drops of Ink
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 08:20:53

    Hello, new reader here. I just wanted to say that though I’ve never experienced a hurricane, I have lived in Texas and Missouri during tornado and flood season, and experienced the same worries and fear you have now. My thoughts are with you for a speedy resolution and end to the bad weather. Hang in there. 🙂


    • MoJo
      Aug 30, 2017 @ 22:52:35

      thank you so very much my friend. yes tornadoes have always been on my serious yuck list. we had so many warnings that we almost became numb to them. it was very very strange!


  10. traceyr1984
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 08:44:24

    Hang in there!


  11. Writer Lori
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 17:10:16

    Holding you all close to my heart….


  12. mainepaperpusher
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 21:18:04

    I am so sorry you are going through all of this. What city are you in? Looking at the news is truly frightening. I hope you and your family are ok and I’ll be thinking of you all and sending ❤️ and 🤗


  13. larva225
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 09:17:59

    Please please stay safe. Our hearts here in Louisiana are with y’all. I’ve seen where our “Cajun Navy” is on its way to help rescue. The rest of us feel helpless, knowing too well what is happening but unable to help.


  14. Blog Andrew
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 14:15:05

    :/ I’ve been thinking about you. I hope all is well.


    • MoJo
      Aug 30, 2017 @ 22:56:08

      thank you so so much my friend. it’s a mess but my family is safe. that’s all that matters. again, thank you andrew. 🙂 joanna


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