UPDATE: Thanks to EVERYONE who signaled-boosted my previous note; your prayers and thoughts helped immensely.
According to what I’ve been told and read, my friends have been FOUND! They haven’t pinpointed their location yet, but somehow a call was able to get through (normally no reception way out in Opal Creek), and they said they’re fine, just cold and tired.
A ground crew is honing in on them, and a helicopter is going to find them from the air. It’s interesting because as I type this, a helicopter is going by my window. Never thought a helicopter could sound so encouraging or even comforting!
So thanks again, guys - my friends will be home by this afternoon or evening, and there’s going to be a lot of joy to be shared.
I just discovered that some friends of mine are potentially lost in Opal Creek - I guess it’s on the local news channels as well.
It’s a 50/50 feeling I’m experiencing right now, because from what I know, my friend Jordan is pretty outdoors savvy, and my friend Danielle has a good head on her shoulders.
But it’s still scary, thinking about the fact that they might be stuck somewhere, or even hurt. Worst-case scenarios are starting to creep into my head, and I definitely don’t want that.
So all you Tumblr people out there: please pray for my friends Jordan and Danielle. Pray that they’ll make it home safe, that they’re ok and not hurt.
…but it seems like both my parents find it necessary to frequently mention the fact that some of my best friends have moved away for a time. They usually find the opportunity to do so when I’m doing something that normally all the gang would be doing together, or when it just might be obvious that I’m missing said friends dreadfully.
Yes, thank you, Mum & Dad, I didn’t remember that my best friends are gone. I needed to be reminded that there haven’t been any impromptu trips/hangout times, or crazy shenanigans involving pets, or the fact that I haven’t been able to cook fun breakfasts for anyone, or having someone walk to work with me, or have random jam sessions, or stay at the house until really late with everyone crammed on the couch, or whatever.
Because I always forget that these people had become major part of my life for two years running, and the only time I can “hang out” with them now is on Skype. So yeah, I need a reminder, ya know?