Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sometimes, not so beautiful


When I was little, I LOVED them...

My father & I would go out under our covered back porch & watch them roll through.

The harder the storm, the better...

if we had to pull out blankets to keep the rain from blowing on us, it was even more exciting...

Even if a storm came through in the middle of the night, I just wanted to sit out on the back porch.

When it was time for me to get my own home, I always kept an eye out for a covered porch so I could always be able to get outside to inhale the elements

I grew up loving storms

Love to watch the sky & all the colors of greys
Love to watch the clouds blowing so fast, changing shape, layer upon layer
Love to smell the rain coming
Love to feel the wind

A storm came through one time with Tornado Warnings & I grabbed my video camera & was running down the street videoing a funnel cloud...
all the while, in the background, you hear Ricky yelling, "GET IN THIS HOUSE RIGHT NOW"...
"Yeah... yeah... I'll be right back"

I always had a "Storm Chaser" trapped inside of me

I completely blame my father

But then events happen like yesterday in Oklahoma...

I forget the power a storm can have
I forget the devastation it can cause
I forget the loss it can leave behind

It's not so beautiful sometimes

It's plain scary

Scary how it can change people's lives in a second

It's things like this that remind us how much we are not in control of this world
It's things like this that remind us to have our priorities straight in life
It's things like this that makes me cling tighter to the One who comforts

My heart & prayers are going out to our brothers & sisters in Oklahoma
To the families who have lost everything
... the things that are irreplaceable...

Bring some beauty back in your life by hugging your family today....


  1. It is so devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. ((HUGS))

  2. I love storms too. Well, I did until Hurricane Sandy. Our home felt like it was being ripped apart. My heart goes out to the families in Oklahoma. I cannot fathom what they are going through right now.

  3. I was always scared of storms growing up. When we lived in SC, the tornado sirens went off quite a bit, but the locals mostly ignored them.
    Wonderful post! Things can drastically change in the blink of an eye.

  4. So terribly sad and my prayers go to all who suffered this terrible storm!

  5. I always loved to watch storms when I was a kid too...still do but now I realize how terrible the destruction can be with these super storms...it makes my heart hurt looking at those photos. So sad!

  6. amen my heart is just breaking for these families.


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