So bright and early Monday morning, I was a determined woman. Mark had to head out of town for business overnight, and I was going to make sure that our day/night ran smoothly. We got school done in a swift and accurate way, the house was picked up and all was well. I even took the boys to gymnastics that evening and used the opportunity to reward myself and the littles with a Chick-fil-A chocolate milkshake (Can I just pause here to say OH.MY.WORD....If you have never experienced this new obsession of mine, get thyself to a Chick-fil-A, pronto! Trust me.)
Anyway, I got home, made a decent supper and got all the little dumplings in bed, feeling thrilled that it went so well. I was more than giddy that I would be able to obnoxiously sprawl all over that bed, so I made myself a nest of pillows and crawled in. Right in the middle...and before I knew it I was sleeping like a baby.
Do you get the feeling that something is about to happen? Well, of course it is.
All of a sudden, I am jarred awake by the sound of a massive crash and the house literally shaking. All at once I realize that a pretty serious storm is going on outside, and the power is out.
I checked the time...4:21 a.m., and I go to get the kids out of their beds to sleep in my room while I called the power company to tell them of our outage. I just thought that maybe the big box thingie had been struck by lightning or something.
Well, I was wrong.
When the light of day came, I realized that we had a MASSIVE tree come down in the backyard that took our power line and my peach tree with it. We had a live wire in the back yard....AND it came only a few feet from hitting my boys room. A few feet.
Don't forget the fact that my hubs is 4 hours away when all this comes to my FRANTIC attention.
So anyway, I called the neighbors, the power company and Mark, and before too long, I was out the door to my Mom's, where it was warm. They couldn't get it fixed until late last night, but bless their little overtired hearts, they did it, using the headlights of their trucks just to make sure we had power. My backyard looks like a bomb went off and as soon as I can find the camera's battery charger, I will post pictures.
I am, yet again, humbled and awed at the Lord's protection over this family. There are families all across Alabama today that are dealing with waaaaaay more damage than we are, to their hearts or homes, or both. Thank you Father for your protection, again.
**Edited to add pictures and to say that...YES, Emily! You hit the nail right on the head....I have no doubt in my mind that that's exactly what He is trying to show me. For so many reasons... and I adore Him for it.
This is the view from the boy's window:
This is from my kitchen window:
This is Ty: