GOOD MORNING WORLD
Up up and away were the first words in my head this morning. First message is that this is a fun song and yet the up up and away that occurred in Moore, OK is a most horrid thing. On facebook there are many prayers for the people in this area. On the news was an interview with a country star that lived there and road those streets on his bike as a kid. All over you hear of the devastation followed quickly by prayers and pictures of people helping. This morning is not the light bright of up up and away.
When I think of up up and away it is quickly followed by the words in my mind ‘in my beautiful balloon’. Of course balloons are associated with the Midwest in Kansas and Oz. No joy in this area today. Up up and away today is sad not fun only reminiscent of a tornado that lifted this entire town up up and away in devastation.
I am not a person frightened by weather though we have been through some not so good hurricanes. A friend of ours posted on facebook that his son watched this tornado from the 36th floor of his office building miles away in OkalahomaCity! I know our granddaughter in Missouri was well aware and preparing her family. She is our resident weathergirl as she is petrified of storms. At least in Missouri they have a basement, something they did not have in Texas. While I think they will be fine Joplin, MO was hit a few years back.
It is preparedness that saves us in emergencies. Do you have your emergency pack in your home? Bet there is one in your car. What about your house? Got extra water? Food? Matches? Batteries?? Generator? I like to think we are prepared and then again what good are seven cans of coffee going to do if we have no fire or pot in which to brew it?
Maybe today make a family plan of where to meet if you get separated? The quickness and fury of this tornado almost makes the previous sentence useless. Still a plan is important especially for young children like our granddaughter.
I will not ever forget the grasp she had on me one rainy thunderstorm filled night. She ran into our bedroom and jumped on me and held on and cried. I comforted as I could and she was seemingly inconsolable until the thunder subsided. I could feel her fear through her grasp.
I keep telling her she could become a weather person and then she would understand all the noise. I told her yesterday that she was pretty enough and she did not agree. She is and believe me she has a plan for her family under the futon in the basement should they need to find shelter!!! It’s the plan man!!
Prayers for MooreOklahoma. I have no idea of their pain as I pray for healing love and kindness to engulf them all like a blanket in the cold.
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…