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    Still praying! Plus, GRAND Social No. 271 link party for grandparents

    Still praying!

    Hurricane Irma

    As I write this, Hurricane Irma is still having her way with Florida and spots north that are in her destructive path. When she winds down — even if it turns out she wasn't as wild and strong as expected or forecast — there will certainly be a tremendous amount of damage, a tremendous amount of work to be done.

    Just as there still is with areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    I have never been in a hurricane and have no idea at all the horrors and challenges before, during, and after such formidable forces of nature. My heart continues to go out to those who have so much work, so much rebuilding in hopes of returning to some degree of normalcy.

    My prayers continue to go out, too. For those who endured Harvey as well as Irma.

     Hurricane Harvey

    Be strong, be safe, be back to where you hope to be soon. I'm still praying for ya!

    GRAND Social No. 271

    Thank you for once again participating in the GRAND Social! And if you're new to the linking and reading and supporting one another we do here, thank you for joining us!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
    • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
    • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.


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    Reader Comments (8)

    I join you in prayer, Lisa. I just haven't fully been able, mentally, to enjoy life since these hurricanes hit. Even though I don't personally know anyone affected, I can't stop thinking of so many lives turned upside down in an instant, and I worry about them.

    September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    Thanks Lisa for hosting Grand Social. Praying for all those in danger.

    September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

    Thank you, Honey, for your prayers for those in Texas and Florida. Thank God, your aunt Janie & Denton got out of Ft. Myers and into Kentucky before Irma got there and, hopefully, Aunt Darlene and Mac will be pretty much missed in N.C. All their huge magnolia and other such trees need to stay where they are and have been for so many years. God bless and help all those who so honestly need it. Thanks for the Grand Social on this 16th anniversary of 9/11 and God bless all those who lost family and friends in that!

    September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Joyce: I know just what you mean. I mentioned to Jim several times the last few days that it felt wrong to be doing regular weekend things while others faced devastation.

    Joy: Hugs to you!

    Ann: Ditto on each and every word. ♥

    September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    I've been praying too. Friends and family in Florida and hate what happened in Houston. Life is so uncertain. Our world can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Blessings to you friend and thank you for hosting!

    September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

    My thoughts are with all of those affected by the hurricanes as well. May you be happy. May you be safe.

    September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristie Hawkes

    I, too, pray for those affected by the hurricanes!

    A couple of weeks ago, our daughter-in-law told us about a local semi-truck that people were filling with supplies to send to those in Texas. I was out of town but I told her to buy some things for us and we'd pay her back. (She did and we did . . .) It felt good to do something concrete to help out. Even though what we did was relatively small, when added with others, it filled the semi!

    September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis

    I'm hoping everyone will be ok. Thank you Lisa for hosting. I shared your party on Fb, G+, Pin, and Tw. I’ll be back later to check out some of the links.

    September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGrammy Dee

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