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....