A bold and brave testimony from one of the Tittle daughters. May we all raise children like her:

A day of extreme emotions here at FamilyLife. April 28, 2014

He died as he lived … protecting his family.

Rob Tittle, a FamilyLife staff member and kindred spirit warrior for the family, died last night in the tornado that crushed parts of central Arkansas. Two of his daughters—Tori, age 20, and Rebekah, 14—were among the 14 killed in the storm.

Rob, 48, and his wife Kerry, had heard the tornado warnings and were shepherding their nine children under a stairwell when the tornado disintegrated their home. Rob was doing what a man does—putting his family first—when the twister hit. All that is left is a grim grey slab of concrete.

Their 19 year old daughter posted this on Facebook: “This is… from a friend’s house, my mom, and my six brothers/sisters are alright. We have lost three of our family …

Please continue reading this lovely young woman’s testimony, and the rest of this tender report, here.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away: Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Behold, now is the day of salvation.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

2 thoughts on “Update

  1. I listened to the FamilyLife broadcast the morning after, and it was the first news I had heard of the tornado. I wept on my way to the office that morning, praying for the Tittles and their precious family. The pain hit close, and I found myself crying out in gratitude to God that he gave me so much time to say good-bye to my Daddy, instead of losing him the way this family lost three family members. May God’s grace rest on them as the try to pick up the pieces.

    1. You know, Tiff, I’ve cried too. I did not know them well, but they did present curriculum at our conventions. Besides, almost anyone who homeschools seems like a long lost cousin, to me.
      I’m glad you could find solace for your own grief in their plight. I’ve heard lots of people saying, regarding the total devastation, things like:
      “I’m going to quit griping about cleaning up my kitchen after seeing all those kitchens completely crushed and piled into heaps.”
      OR, “Instead of hating to dust, I’m just going to be happy I have a house TO dust.”
      Who knew…

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