Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Recently, we were in Benton, KY working on a disaster site.
A tornado swept through Benton this past December and left chaos in it's wake! Our friends, Scott and Trina Shipman, had people on site almost immediately. Teams have been working ever since. (Helping His Hands Disaster Relief)
It came down one road where there were three trailers sitting. Two were destroyed and one left standing. Go figure. Scott and Trina's teams have been working on houses for the people who lived in the two trailers. They have several more houses to build in the area.
We went down to paint the inside and to put flooring down. The down side of the trip was the weather. It got up to a hundred degrees every day! We got all the walls sanded, primed and painted. We started on the flooring the last day and got two rooms partially finished before we had to come home.
It was advertised as family week, so people were encouraged to bring their children. Scott and Trina's two Grandchildren came...Toby and Keelie. They were amazing! Toby had wonderful jokes (why did the chicken go to the store? To buy eggs!)
Keelie was working in the room with Tommy and me one day scraping and sanding walls and I looked at her and said "Keelie...you have the most beautiful hair!" (Golden and shiney and curly like Goldilocks!) She looked me up and down for a minute, then said, "You have pretty glasses!"
AH! The innocence of children!
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