Last night I was sitting in the sun room in my stitchin' chair working on an embroidery project when a storm hit. There are patio doors right in front of my chair about 8 feet away from me so I turned on the outside light so I could watch. On television they talked about golf ball sized hail in an area southwest of me and I wanted to see if we got any...we planted 16 new Encore Azaleas this week so I was worried about them! As I was sitting and stitching and watching the weather man track the storm (because they did that instead of NCIS, go figure!) I heard the wind come up and watched as my deck furniture slowly and even gracefully slid from one side of the deck to the other. It was as if a giant invisible hand was slowly pushing each piece across from one side to the other...rearranging the furniture! Two small rosemary plants that were waiting to be potted rolled around and the hail started. Not golf ball sized but hail just the same.
The lightening was a wonder to behold and the thunder boomed. But what....why didn't the thunder stop? Who ever heard of continuous thunder with no end? Oh. My. Goodness. Thunder, roar, sounds like a train?
Now sometimes I'm just dense because I'm a very thoughtful person so I stood there in deep thought and then decided "oh I'll open the door to see what I can hear." :) Yep, constant roar that sounded some distance away but not a great distance away. A funnel cloud going over my house! Time to head to the bathroom. I quickly gathered up my stitching (no telling how long I'd be in there and I didn't want to be bored), my cell phone, and the television remote control. Don't ask.
Wouldn't you know this was one of the rare nights my husband wasn't at home! I'm pretty sure the Gideons didn't need him nearly as much as I did. I've learned that it's not that I'm scared of getting hit on the head by a tree, it's just that I want him to get hit on the head by that tree too. He's so appreciative of my desire to share.
A mile from me there are trees down and lots of folks are without power but as far as I know no one is hurt. Thank you Jesus for calming my fears even in a storm. :)