I am extremely thankful that this area didn’t sustain damage in the major storms that swept through the south yesterday. In the midst of warnings, watches, and blaring sirens, my mind was with my family. My son was at track practice, my daughter was with her Mamaw, and my husband thought it was the ideal time to take a leisurely trip to the store. I hate us all being apart but during times like that, but it makes me realize just how little control I have. Instead of panicking, I did the only productive thing I knew to do. I prayed. I prayed for the safety of my son at school during what he was told was a tornado drill, I prayed for the safety of my daughter who was playing dolls at my Mother-in-law’s house and I prayed that God would give my husband the good sense to stay put the next time we are issued a tornado warning. I’m happy to report that at least two of those prayers were answered. The verdict is still out on that last one.
My heart was heavy this morning as I watched the news report on the devastation that swept over other areas last night as my family slept safely in our beds. I immediately worried about family members and friends living in Alabama and waited impatiently to hear of their safety this morning. I’m happy to report that everyone I know is accounted for but there are many others out there who did not receive the same reports. Today, I pray for those friends and family who woke up to bad news. News that will forever change their lives and made them feel like part of their heart was suddenly missing. Today, I pray for comfort and strength to those in need.