After Hurricane Irene
Before Irene- Snowy Christmas with trees
People love before and after pictures. You always see drastic change occur and the end result is wonderful. But you never see all the hard work that occurs during the middle. But It's the middle part that deserves all the attention.
One of the families in our church needs to be admired for all the hard work they did in our middle period. Roger, Mary, Gary and Jones Manning arrived Sunday after the hurricane with Roger's horses Bob and Bill. In a manner of 2 hours they took down and cleared our yard of the fallen trees. It was amazing to watch this family love and serve our family and church by all their hard work. We would have never been able to accomplish this on our own.
This is yet again another time when country living makes me smile. I told Gary, The difference between city people and country people is that city people would call the insurance company and a tree cutting business to take care of the mess. Country people bring their horses and chain saws and take care of business like it's just another day's work.
To the Manning family, I am so very thankful for all of your hard work. You are a wonderful testimony of Jesus's love in action. Thank you for taking such great care of our family and the church property. We feel loved!