My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My night as recorded on facebook:

about 9:30pm
Tornados coming!! At church with 14 ladies and 2 newborns in bathroom. Hubby at home with my 3 kids. Please pray, My town has no sirens and where I am all the sirens are going off...we're listening to radio. I'm staying put.

(just before we broke up the meeting to seek shelter several of us had noticed the sunset went yellow....then GREEN **this is never a good thing**)

about 10:15pm
Storm over my head seems to be weakening tornado warnings canceled. I'm headed home.

from a coworker at the hospital:
We had all the patients in the hallway for about a half hour. Scary!!

about 10:45pm
Prayers Answered home safe twisters here have gone still some in Dallas proper though, my parents are safe too

about 10:50pm
Oops here we go again. Tornado watch just issued for me until midnight there's another line of storms coming but so far it doesn't look as bad as the one that just passed

about 11:30pm
Here we GO!! Rain and STRONG wind just hit with a vengeance

about 12:30am
more developing west of here, but it looks like it's just rain....uh, sofar.... guess where I'm gonna be allnight?

as of my writing this post (1:30am) all is quiet and radar is nicely GREEN....but I have a massive migraine, which almost always means that the barometric pressure is dropping, which almost always happens right BEFORE a storm so I haven't relaxed any yet.

Driving home was a trip! The lightening was unbelieveable. It was constant with no breaks between bolts. At least once I saw a bolt that went both horizontal and vertical! The wind would come up and blow my van around. Fortunately the large hail and heavy rain didn't show up while I was driving.

They said that the wind shear in Dallas was >100mph and there were several reported touchdowns south and west of me. I'm sure we'll all see come daylight.

I have to tell ya, tornados are my WORST FEAR. I hate them with a passion. So, God, feel free to STOP THEM just anytime now. Our nation could use some Sun. Thanks.

If you haven't yet, stop by Stephanie's and say a prayer or three for the folks in Alabama. Something very very odd took place during those tornados that's causing medical issues no one's been able to diagnose.....

And of course we need to remember Joplin.

I'm hoping Dallas isn't added to the disaster list in the morn.

Goodnight folks, stay safe.

early news report from Dallas/Ft Worth area, with pictures....


Sara said...

Scary night for you! Those nights can be soo long, and I'm with you: God can stop anytime. I know they've got to be tired of it in Joplin.

Stephanie D. said...

Glad to see you had power, at least. One of my earliest memories is at age 4 1/2, going through a tornado at my great-grandmother's house with just her and my grandmother and me. They made me sing my Sunday School songs so I wouldn't be scared. You can google the tornado at McDonald's Chapel and still find information on it.

Fortunately, the mountains around us here tend to break up tornados. Of course, they bring us snow and ice in the winter, but I think I might actually prefer that. More preparation time.

Thanks for the prayer request for Garrett; that's what's kept him alive for the last 4 weeks.