Colorado Springs Realtor - Cherise's Blog: We Acknowledge Your Pain Moore, Oklahoma

We Acknowledge Your Pain Moore, Oklahoma

tornado devastation

The EF-4 Tornado Touchdown in Moore, Oklahoma seems to have gripped many of us, near and abroad, as that community has been devastated by what appears as an unfair act of nature.  Our hearts and prayers certainly go out to those who have been directly impacted by these unwanted winds of change.

Just last year, we thought we had lost our business and home to the unforgiving flames of the Waldo Canyon Fire.  I can express that we too experienced the raw emotions of shock and painful grief that followed after a horrendous and surreal event.  It takes you to a place on the edge between life and death, in which total collapse of your life is waging war with your resolve as to how you’re going to start your life over again.

Nowadays, thousands and thousands of families are facing similar challenges as the trials and tribulations just keep happening.  In fact, it’s hard to keep up with the amount of devastation that is occurring in our country, as well as around the world.  After awhile, you begin to become numb to all of the pain and devastation because if you internalize every misfortune that others might incur, then you may actually cause the stress of worry to do something harmful to yourself.

So how do we comfort others from Oklahoma who are left with nothing except maybe the shirts on their backs?

First of all, we deeply acknowledge your pain and are sorry for the pain that you have to endure.  We realize the restoration process is not going to be an easy one, so our extended apologies are not given flippantly or with lack of connectedness of heart.

Second, Cherise and I were struck by the announcement that Moore, Oklahoma is predominantly a faith-based community.  We know from our experience of faith and overcoming tragedy that you are not defined by the damaging winds of the tornado, but rather, you will be noticed for how you respond to this horrific event.  We encourage you to draw even closer to God in your pain.  Let Him set you free from your miseries.  The path to recovery is much smoother when falling into His grace versus the pathway of rugged individualism.

We extend grace and peace in Christ to you all!

Feel free to contact us at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:  2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 - 719. 598. 5101

All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado.

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

Comment balloon 7 commentsCherise Selley • May 21 2013 02:18PM



Very nice sentiment expressed by you.  Wishing you a great week. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 7 years ago

Gordon, I am one that tends to take on the sadness of events like this.  The devastation is more than my mind can process. My prayers are with the community for all that they have lost and for the strength they need to rebuild.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 7 years ago

Such a tragic event and with the schools hit just added more emotion to the already sad event.  They now say it was an E-5 event with the winds exceeding 210 mph - can't even imagine how anything withstood that velocity!  Yet today story after story of faith and survival is being told.  Beautiful post of faith and support!

Posted by Connie Goodrich, CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago


Will be visiting on AR more regularly... g

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 7 years ago


The strength to rebuild is what these folks are going to need, for sure.. g

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 7 years ago


It's been a while since we've communicated in the Rain.  Hope you're doing well and always appreciate your comments.  I haven't seen the updates today.  E-5, WOW... g

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 7 years ago

Hey there, just checking up on some of the blogs i follow here at Activerain and realize you havent been blogging in some time.  Just checking in to see if you are still around, if not I may unfollow you as I clean up my list.  Let me know.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 4 years ago