Tornado Destroyed My Business

Business By DDiva Updated 3 Jul 2010 , 9:32pm by DDiva

DDiva Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:20pm
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Many of you have contacted me about the tornado that came through our city (High Point NC) on Sunday night. My business was completely destroyed. I was so blessed not to have been in the building. I would not have survived.

Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. They mean a lot.

I am hoping to relocate and reopen by May, even if not fully operational.
My heart aches. Twelve years of my life work is gone. But, although down, I am not out. I know God has a greater blessing in store.

I will doing progress updates on the website and on Facebook.


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Kimmers971 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:24pm
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Sorry to hear about your business icon_cry.gif But as long as you are okay and nobody else was hurt, everything will be fine in time.

Good Luck!

shyann_rayne Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:24pm
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Oh, I am so sorry. I was wondering if anyone here was damaged by it. You are in my prayers, and I am so glad you are safe.

TucsonGina Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:31pm
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Wow, I am so sorry to hear that, but you are right, God has better for you and will be restored above and beyond your expectations! Stay strong!

pearlydi Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:40pm
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I'm so sorry to hear that! ((((HUGS))))!!!

Jenn2179 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:49pm
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Teresa - I was sorry to hear about it too. As you know my in-laws house was damaged in the same tornadoes.

JulieMN Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:54pm
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I am so sorry to hear this news. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.....

kse Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 11:11pm
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I am so sorry to hear but am glad what you said:

"I know God has a greater blessing in store". Prayers and hugs your way.

Spuddysmom Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 11:12pm
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That is stunning! Thank heaven you were not injured. Sounds like you have a wonderful, understanding attitude but that must be a terrible setback. Best wishes on creating your new, and even better shop. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, tornadoes seemed make-believe, until a close friend moved to Kansas and was killed by one. Stay safe.

tesso Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 11:15pm
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I am so sorry !! Thankfully you werent there. I am so glad you and your family are okay.

indydebi Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 11:16pm
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oh thank god you weren't there! I remember being in a tornado when I was about 5 .... my dad was pelted in the back with bricks from the chimney. Surprised it didnt' break his back. I think the phrase "It's not NICE to fool Mother Nature!" was coined after a tornado went thru an area.

Hugs and prayers to you!

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 11:25pm
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My prayers are with you!!

jillmakescakes Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 11:25pm
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Definitely happy that you weren't hurt, and very happy that you have a positive outlook. Now you can make all those changes you've thought about over the last 12 years. Sort of like starting new, but with a client base! icon_biggrin.gif

cas17 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 12:41am
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so sorry this happend to you! glad you are okay. sending many thoughts and prayers your way : )

loriemoms Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 12:57am
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oh man I Heard about the storms out that way...I am SO sorry! I wish you lots and lots of luck with the rebuild!!!

gabbenmom Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 12:58am
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Oh no! I am so sorry you are having to go through this! But more importantly, I am so glad you weren't there and are ok! Keep your chin up! God has a great plan for you!

LuvLyrics Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 1:01am
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Teresa I am so sorry..and like you said, I am sure God has other blessings that would come out of this... my prayers are with you ..hugs

tarheelgirl Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 1:08am
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I'm so sorry.. glad that you and your loved ones made it out unhurt.

Loucinda Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 1:49am
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Thank goodness you were not hurt. You have a great attitude towards what has happened to you. Sending prayers and good wishes your way.

chikadodle Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:13am
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I'm so sorry to hear about your business, but luckily you weren't hurt. Best wishes with rebuilding your business. Hoping that it's up and running soon!

snarkybaker Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:17am
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Let us know if you have wedding orders that need to be done. I can loan a kitchen. I know it's a bit of a drive, but it's better than canceling on a bride.

lilyankee5688 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:36am
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hey, during this same storm, we (SC) had 4 tornadoes. There was one less than 5 miles from my house, we were lucky that it died off before hitting us. If it had we would not have made it, as our house is very old and just made of wood, which is falling apart.

Soo sorry for your lose.. but keep up the high spirits in this tough time! Good luck on getting you business back up and running.. hopefully sooner than later! icon_smile.gif

littlecake Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:42am
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one of my favorite verses is "I will take what the enemy meant for evil, and turn it to your good".
and He will, i'll be praying for you.

thank the Lord you weren't there!

cathyscakes Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:45am
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Oh wow, how scarey. I'm so sorry for you loss, i'm sure your devistated. So thankful that no one was hurt, keep your chin up and be thankful, you'll come back bigger and stronger.

littlejewel Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:54am
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Oh I'm very sorry to hear about you business. I'm happy to know that you are okay. I'm sure everything will work out for you, you are very talented and determined

SharonK1973 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 2:55am
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I really feel for you! But I am sure that you will be able to get going again and even stronger the next time around because you will have 12 years of experience to guide you when you start over! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

shelbycompany Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 3:03am
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I am so sorry. I can't even imagine how devistating (sp) that would be. I will keep you in my prayers. Again, I am so sorry. icon_sad.gif

DDiva Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 3:13am
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You guys are so great!! Thanks so much. If we get in a new location and at least get the kitchen up and running I'll be okay. I've refunded orders that were prepaid for April. My wedding cake orders are at the end of May. I'm praying to have a space before then. Went to look at a great space in Greensboro today. My realtor is doing the negotiating for me because my head is fried.

I cry every time I have to go back to the property. It really is heartbreaking. Not getting any help from the property management or owner on getting a path cleared so we could get in and salvage something. As my husband said, it's no advantage to him because the property is a total loss. I was told today that he has no plans to do anything on property until MONDAY. So that'll pretty much finish everything. Rain is expected this weekend, but the roof will undoubtedly collapse before then and we won't be allowed back onto the property. It's hard to believe that people could be that selfish and thoughtless. But he'll reap what he's sown. I guess God truly wants me to start anew because that's what I'll have to do.

Please continue to keep me in your thoughts. This is so hard and I really do feel the love!!

mamawrobin Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 3:56am
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Thank God you weren't in your shop when this happened. I have been thru several tornados living in Arkansas but thank God I've never lost more than a few big trees and a garage. Hope all goes well with you and your "new" shop in May.

Butterpatty Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 10:30pm
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I am soooo sorry to hear that this has happened to you! Praise God that you were not in the building when the tornado hit. I pray that this can all be turned to the good and maybe you will be able to set up shop even better than before. I bet your loyal customers will be patient and look for you.

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