Ramblings on Plants and Parenthood

I Love Weather August 30, 2011

Filed under: Childhood Ramblings — karenwiles @ 7:23 pm

OK, first I’ll start with, i know weather has been hard on people lately with droughts and floods and hurricanes.  But i still love it.  I am fascinated by the power and unpredictability of weather events.  I am constantly impressed by God’s power.  Every time we think we have it figured out, He surprises us.

I remember when i was a child, standing on the front (or back) porch with Mom watching for tornadoes because there was a warning in effect. We knew we were safe because Mom said so. 🙂

Only once do i remember being scared in a storm. Mom had some mail to take to the mailbox down our long driveway. I decided i would take it – even though we were in the middle of a lightening storm. (That is how unscared we were.)  While walking down the driveway lightening hit the neighbor’s tree – granted that was on the other side of the corn field so I was in no danger.  It freaked me out and looking back was pretty dumb considering i was holding a metal umbrella.

I feel very fortunate to have a child who isn’t scared of storms.  He sleeps thru them or opens his blinds to watch the storm.  Also, I am fortunate to have a husband who tolerates this obsession. He is also the voice of reason who demands that during the worst events we at least go inside – once we hunkered down in the hallway.


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