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.