Grateful for so much...
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William Arthur Ward
Today like most every day I wake up and realize just how much I have to be grateful for.
160,000 of our neighbors in Mexico are not as fortunate... they have been left without shelter, food or safe drinking water going on ten days.
Hurricane Alex brought torrential rains, flooding and winds of 110mph to Tamaulipas in Northern Mexico (borders south Texas).
Hundreds of homes were washed away, thousands of acres of farm land and crops were destroyed and over 5,000 heads of cattle are missing and believed drowned.
Two of these 160,000 flood victims are very grateful to be alive.
Lizbeth age ten and her nine year old sister Lesli Gaona Trevino miraculously survived the flooding.
They were separated from their parents when their father tried to drive their family over a bridge across the Pilon river.
Their car was washed away, drowning their parents along with their fifteen year old sister in this very tragic accident.
What is amazing about this story is that these little girls somehow survived the accident by clinging to the branches of a fallen tree.
There in the rushing water they clung for their lives through three days and four nights... cold, hurt and without food.
They said that they took turns saying the "Our Father" to each other as they waited anxiously for someone to come and rescue them.
These little girls are a testament to their incredible Faith.
They will need a lot of support to get them through this horrible tragedy.
But today all these 160,000 amigos could really use our help.
Donate what you can... but please do it today.
DONATE ONLINE to THE SALVATION ARMY or AMERICAN RED CROSS.
Make it a better dia (for our amigos in Mexico).