Honey left his office in downtown Atlanta yesterday just after lunch at 1p.m. He has been stuck in gridlock traffic on a major Atlanta highway for nearly seventeen hours. His car has not moved more than ONE car length in twelve hours. The highways are covered in sheets of ice and motorists have been instructed not to abandon their cars. Many have offered to help, but he has to get off of the interstate to accept help. He said all he can see are hundreds of cards in front of him and behind him. He is tired, cold, hungry and thirsty and I am so helpless that I waver between sobbing, screaming and praying. He has been conserving gas by only turning his car on for a few minutes every so often and has remained nothing but calm and positive.
Atlanta has failed its citizens today. There are thousands like him trapped on interstates and parking lots and there is no end in sight. We have friends sleeping in the homes of pure strangers, in stores and restaurants, and an incredible number of friends that walked home more than eight miles in 20 degree temps late yesterday evening.
It is inconceivable how this debacle could have happened and unacceptable that there is absolutely NO help for those stranded. I mean, there are children sitting on school busses for all this time. To make matters worse, the metro area has not be shut down, companies are opening (some on a delayed schedule) and thousands more of Atlantans are about to hit the roads to head to jobs they can’t afford to lose.
Please, pray for Honey all of those cold, hungry, and stranded, including our friends MK, EG, DB, TB and SB. I want my husband HOME.
UPDATE (9:30AM): He is within walking distance of home now if he has to!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for your prayers and outreach of support!
UPDATE (10:05AM): He abandoned his car and walked to a friend’s house. So close to home!!
UPDATE(11AM): HE HAS WALKED THE REST OF THE WAY HOME SAFE AND SOUND!!!!!!!!!!!