a sigh of relief...
My sister called my Mom tonight. They are pretty shaken up, but all alive! Lots of broken windows, no heat, electric, or water- but their house is standing, and their family is together.
Thank you to everyone who offered up help, prayers and support! I feel lucky to be a part of this community, and this experience has given me a new appreciation of the stress that must be an ever-present burden for the families of our military, with the constant "unknown" status required for our special forces...
I am a surgeon, I have endured a fair amount of stress in my career...but the past 36 hours were some of the worst I can remember. Not knowing if your family is alive, injured, or dead and feeling helpless to get information about it has to be one of the worse things to experience.
Thank you all so very much.