*Not to be Missed*: Witness Recalls Deadly Tuscaloosa Tornado (NPR)

Posted by Kendall Harmon

This is an absolutely must listen to--it will touch your heart; KSH.

Michele Norris speaks with Reginald Eppes, who survived the deadly tornado in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with his wife Danielle and three sons, RJ, James and Joel. Reginald is in the hospital recovering from fractured ribs and a deflated lung.

[MICHELE] NORRIS: What happened yesterday?

Mr. EPPES: Alarms went off at 5 o'clock, and my wife got up. And she does her routine. She does her normal reading and praying in the morning, and I walked into the kitchen. And right when I did that, the wind started howling really good. And I said, well, where's the flashlights at? So she said in the toy room, so I go to the toy room. I get that flashlight, and I come back out. And my wife actually and she says we need to get the kids up, and I said oh.

NORRIS: The kids were still in bed at that point.

Mr. EPPES: The kids were still in bed, and I said oh....

Listen to it all (a little over four minutes) [Hat tip: Elizabeth]

Filed under: * Culture-WatchChildrenMarriage & FamilyReligion & Culture* General InterestNatural Disasters: Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, etc.* TheologyPastoral Theology

Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Scott K wrote:

I heard this on NPR yesterday and was touched, and when I related it to my wife she got tears in her eyes. We have two children about the same age as the ones in the story. Reading it again just now made me tear up again. What a beautiful picture of grace in tragedy and the faith of this young family.

April 29, 10:16 am | [comment link]
2. Billy wrote:

What a wonderful picture of God’s grace!  Thanks for putting this on the site today.

April 29, 2:41 pm | [comment link]
3. slitch wrote:

What an amazing story! Just amazing.

May 3, 5:56 pm | [comment link]
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