April 30, 2011

8-year-old boy in a tornado: "He said it was like he was floating in the air and then just floated back down."

The grateful dad:
"I was reaching up for him, but my hands never made it. The walls crumpled like paper, and he just went with them...

"Like someone had him on a string and snatched him away real quick...

"It was like a nightmare. I wasn't sure exactly what was happening...I just held on to what I had and asked God for protection...

"I looked up and saw a silhouette, his little shadowy figure walking back over the debris... It was wonderful..."

24 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Gerat story. That's how meteorology majors are created.

Triangle Man said...

Incredible story.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

Sometimes the hand of providence is easy to see.

Jess said...

What an extraordinary story. I wonder what effect this will have on the boy's life?

Issob Morocco said...

Forensic Meteorology!

TWM said...

Atheists would say it was just favorable winds. I prefer NYTNY's hand of providence idea . . .

Meade said...

"Great" "Extraordinary" "Incredible"

Uplifting

ALH said...

I can't think of anything more terrifying than seeing your child torn away in that manner.


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murgatroyd666 said...

Hasn't anyone heard the old joke that has an almost identical setup to this?

After praying to God to spare her son's life, the kid miraculously reappears, safe and sound. She kisses him, looks him up and down, and then stands up and shouts out to God:

"Hey! What'd you do with his HAT?!"

Big Mike said...

Maybe Disney or Universal can create a new ride?

Shanna said...

There are always stories like this after major tornadoes and they are always amazing; the idea that something that plows through a house can also pick you up and set you down with no damage. Wow.

Larry J said...

Wierd stuff happens with tornados because they're such freaky storms. After the April 3, 1974 series of tornados, I heard reports that they found a baby alive and unharmed in some woods. They found canceled checks from a destroyed bank hundreds of miles away.

ricpic said...

And to think, I was complaining about a crick in my neck today.

PaulV said...

ricpic said...
And to think, I was complaining about a crick in my neck today.

4/30/11 8:47 AM

Change your handle to crickpic or crickprick?

Fred4Pres said...

Isn't that how young Dan Rather got hooked on news reporting? He was sucked up into a hurricane in Texas and got his head wired to Kenneth's frequency? Or should I say story telling?

Fred4Pres said...

I kid about Dan Rather.

As for this boy not getting hurt, great news. I am very happy that is the case. While it is not proof of anything--I can see how people would think God had a hand in his safe return. Just like others would blame the tornado on God.

I am glad the kid is back with his dad. And I will thank God for that.

edutcher said...

Agree with NYTNY, this was God's work.

That family will be in church tomorrow.

michaele said...

Hard to read without tearing up.

MadisonMan said...

Uplifting

Updraft.

Seeing Red said...

We know it wasn't man-made global warming:

US meteorologists warned Thursday it would be a mistake to blame climate change for a seeming increase in tornadoes in the wake of deadly storms that have ripped through the US south.

"If you look at the past 60 years of data, the number of tornadoes is increasing significantly, but it's agreed upon by the tornado community that it's not a real increase," said Grady Dixon, assistant professor of meteorology and climatology at Mississippi State University.

"It's having to do with better (weather tracking) technology, more population, the fact that the population is better educated and more aware. So we're seeing them more often," Dixon said.

But he said it would be "a terrible mistake" to relate the up-tick to climate change.

Paco Wové said...

"Agree with NYTNY, this was God's work."

Well, maybe. But I don't see how you can praise God for mercy in this case without wondering why God had it in for the 300+ dead.

Skookum John said...

And the kids who had their brains ripped out of their skulls by debris flying at 250 mph? I guess they didn't have parents who prayed hard enough. Serves them right.

TWM said...

"And the kids who had their brains ripped out of their skulls by debris flying at 250 mph? I guess they didn't have parents who prayed hard enough. Serves them right."

Maybe it was their disbelief in global warming that killed their kids like some on the left have claimed.

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