"We'll just have to start from scratch...."
"We're alive, we'll be okay"
"I'm so grateful to everyone who's helped us.."
"This guy saved my life, I can't thank him enough...well, God saved us, but he saved us in the 'natural'!"
"God kept us alive, He protected us.."
Compare this tragedy with others; I believe the tornado devastation in Joplin and in other States is even worse than New Orleans' Katrina. These people don't have homes they will wait to have dry out; these people are down to starting over, totally over. I heard those sentiments above while watching a special on Joplin on CNN. The video showed six miles of flat as far as the eye could see. Just FLAT. People have come home to a mound of toothpicks and they're grateful and will rebuild. Like the man said....no home, no job, no car. And they're grateful they're alive. I am quite sure I've never witnessed such courage and strength before and I had to post on it. THESE are Americans.........these are people with fortitude and faith. May God protect and keep them and may those grieving for lost loved ones know we care and have them in our prayers.