Macon mother of 6 thanks God for her life after tree crashes through home

Bond's home destroyed by tree / Brittany Collins (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- A Macon family was forced out of their Denton Street home when a tree fell on it during Tropical Storm Irma.

It could take weeks or maybe months until it's repaired.

The tree fell on Shaneka Bond's truck along with the home.

It was a noise she'll never forget.

"I just heard boom! Boom!" Bond said. "I thought it was thunder but my roof was literally coming down."

The mother of six was lying in bed when the power went out Monday afternoon.

"I was laying here and the tree stopped here," Bond said. "I was blessed. Very blessed."

Her first reaction was to run out of her bedroom then outside.

"I'm thinking the whole house was going to collapse," Bond said. "I told my kids and step-daughter, 'Everyone to get out!' We went to my neighbors house down the street."

She's not looking for important items, but they're all wet or crushed.

Bed, dresser, TV clothes, shoes, purses, pictures," Bond said.

Even her bathroom is destroyed.

But Bond is thankful she's alive to tell her story.

"My kids could have been without a mom," Bond said. "I was there in the middle of it."

Losing so much brings her to tears but she's still grateful.

"I'm going to be all right," she said. "I'll be alright."

Her faith is stronger than ever now. Bond said has God to thank for sparing her life.

"I'm just...we're going to stay strong and keep going," she said. "That's all we can do."

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