Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dispatcher to Angels

nssl0210photo © 2010 NOAA Photo Library | more info (via: Wylio)When I look back at all the tragedy since Erica's death, I can't help but think, God needed her expertise.  I know she was good at her job as a Dispatcher for the Norman Communications Division of the Police Department.  She worked there for almost nine years.  She never complained about her job and had many colleagues who thought very highly of her.  It makes me feel better to think of Erica as God's Dispatcher to Angels.  Take a look at the list of natural disasters, starting three days after Erica passed away.

  •  Magnitude 8.9 earthquake & tsunami devastating Japan- 10,000+ deaths-March 11
  • 40ft section of California Highway falls into Pacific Ocean-March 16
  • Magnitude 3.5 earthquake - OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-March 17
  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake- Vanuatu- March 17
  • Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes northeastern Burma, 75 deaths-March 23
  • Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits Myanmar, Thailand, 70 deaths-March 23
  • Magnitude 6.4 earthquake off the coast of Japan-March 25
  • Magnitude 5.4 earthquake in South Sandwich Islands Region-April 1
  • Magnitude 6.4 earthquake Fiji-April 3
  • Magnitude 6.7 earthquake in South of Java, Indonesia-April 3
  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Veracruz, Mexico-April 7
  • Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits shore of Japan-April 7
  • Magnitude 6.5 and 6.2 earthquakes hit eastern Japan-April 11
  • Deadly Tornadoes hit N. Carolina and Virginia, at least 47 dead-April 16
  • A massive thunderstorm front spawned 137 tornadoes, killed at least 180 people, and mangled sections of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Alabama-April
  • Deadly Tornado hits Albany, New Zealand, at least 1 death-May 3
  • Major Mississippi flooding, destroys many homes-May
  • 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, Tsunami warning-May 15
  • Iceland's Grimsvotn Volcano erupts, followed by small earthquakes-May 21
  • Deadly Tornadoes hit Minneapolis-May 22
  • Deadly Tornadoes hit Joplin, MO, at least 142 dead- May 22
  • Deadly Tornadoes hits Oklahoma City and surrounding areas, 9 deaths-May 24
The number of people who have lost their lives over the last couple of months is staggering.  When I look at it from this perspective I feel certain God needed my Sister.  Erica received a promotion to Heaven, as God's Dispatcher to Angels

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