Tornado Season and a Prayer Request

It’s tornado season. We were spared the storms last week that cost so many people their lives and that tore families and property apart. There are storms rolling in today. We don’t have a huge threat of severe weather but have been told to stay alert.

The rain is here, along with some thunder. Not long ago, the girls and I heard a crash. I stepped onto the carport and found this:

It’s bigger than it looks in the picture, and it was a live limb, not a dead one. I have no idea what caused it to fall. As I think about that and the tragedies I’ve heard on the news, I find myself content. I have much to be thankful for:

  • the limb didn’t hit the house,
  • or the van.
  • all of my family is safe and accounted for.
  • our electricity is still on.
  • our house is intact.

I could go on for a while, but you get the picture, right? As I keep an eye on the weather and comfort my children (who get a little panicky during storms because they have lived through bad ones that caused us to wake them in the middle of the night and move them to inner rooms), I pray for all of those who have lost loved ones in this spring’s storms and for those who are trying to rebuild their lives.

Will you join me?

I’m linking up with Michelle at SomeGirlsWebsite for Thought-Provoking Thursday. If you’ve never visited Michelle, click on over and visit!

Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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4 Responses to Tornado Season and a Prayer Request

  1. Alecia says:

    I wrote about the same thing! These storms are terrifying to live through. I endured it last year when they went through, we came out of it barely unscathed. But we will never forget the experience of it. We still own our home in Alabama, the same area where the tornadoes ripped through again, luckily no one was hurt and only minor damage to the house but scary none the less. My prayers are definitely with those whose homes were destroyed or lost their lives. This includes my old friends and neighbors.

  2. Joy says:

    I am joining you in prayer! Will also pray for you and your family during this next bout of storms. My children also get really anxious when storms come through our area. Praying for comfort, peace and safety!

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