I sat down to right a post about something cute that Graham said, but I think I'll save it for another day. I can't get these storms out of my mind. I think about family who barely escaped death in Tuscaloosa, I think about videos of the most ominous looking tornado I've ever seen, I think about me pacing the hall in the early morning debating on whether we should wake the kids up and get to our "safe place."
Two years ago a tornado struck about a mile away from us and it killed a young mother and her baby who was only a few weeks younger than Graham. I've been a little more terrified of tornadoes since then. On that Good Friday, I saw the tornado on TV and heard the news anchors calling out street names near my home. I sat in our "safe place" with my two month old son scared for our lives.
There's a part of me that wants to move where tornadoes don't exist or build a storm shelter or do something completely radical. I want a really safe place. And then I'm reminded that if the Lord wills that I no longer live, I will die and if the Lord wills that I will live, I will live. No storm shelter can alter God's will for me and my family. It's terrifying and yet at the same time completely comforting. My "safe place" is in Jesus and Jesus alone.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
So, I've got a baby who thinks she only needs to nap for 15 minutes a day. Need I say more? I haven't done much blogging. But, it looks like she is improving, and I hope that means my blogging will improve as well. I have too much fun writing to abandon this thing altogether. I will be back. Meanwhile, you should check out Jenna's giveaway. She's got some really cute art prints that I think would be adorable wedding or baby gifts. The two pictured above are some of my favorites. I'm thinking about asking Jenna to change the second one to "SLEEP BABY." I mean, little Lucy is still adorable and sweet, but I just wish she would sleep! So go check out Jenna's blog today! You might just win a free art print.