Oklahoma On My Mind


“We know we belong to the land, and the land we belong to is grand.” ~~ Oklahoma!

I had never been to Oklahoma until two years ago, when my husband and I drove from my mother-in-law’s home in Springfield, MO to visit friends in Tulsa, OK. On the way, we drove through Joplin, MO just days after the horrific tornado came through and made the whole world look like a game of pick-up-sticks that had been left out on the living room floor.

Oklahoma was more breathtaking than I expected in my wildest dreams and I have been haunted by the wrecking ball that descended from the sky and  landed on that land of wide open skies. Here are some links on how we can all pitch in and help:

Salvation Army – click HERE. They have a link set up just for the Oklahoma tragedy.

The Samaritan’s Purse is a religious-based organization that already has teams in Moore.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is trying to reunite pets with their owners.

The Chronicle of the Horse wrote an article listing a variety of ways to help horses and their owners who were devastated by the storm. The historic Orr Family Farm lost over 80 of their horses. Celestial Acres was housed on the farm and this photo shows the where an 85′ x 200′ indoor arena, four barns with stalls, horse walkers, turnouts and paddocks stood.


Luckily, some miracles do happen in the midst of life as we know it breaking apart.

Thank you God.

A tornado survivor.

Sometimes sad songs make things better in some weird way.  Here are a few that make me think of Oklahoma, and storms, and trying to find peace in the chaos.


Tulsa Queen

The Reason God Made Oklahoma

Stranger to the Rain

Is it Raining at Your House?

All Things Must Pass

Have you ever seen a tornado? Tell me your stories.

P.S. Thank you Dad for The Beatles in general, and George Harrison specifically. Forever.




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One response to “Oklahoma On My Mind”

  1. avatar Mary McEachern says:

    Beautifully written, as always!