Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Musing #24--Storms


I LOVE storms. The sound of the rain on the roof. The wind at the windows. The thunder. The lightening lighting up the sky. Feeling safe with a blanket on the couch, in bed, wherever. And, I love the intense calm afterwards.

Last night's storm was a doozy. It woke Chip up, who woke us up as she wiggled in between us in bed and snuggled as tight as she could. She does not like storms.

Our family has seen it's fair share of storms this last year (and the years before that if I'm being completely honest. With medical issues and bills, financial struggles, and those toxic, manipulative, abusive, in-laws that infiltrated everything and tore us apart bit by bit.)

I feel like we are in that moment of intense calm. We can look around and survey the disastrous mess left behind. Roots exposed and limbs broken by the wind. The dents left by the hail. Damage from flooding. Cores singed or burned from lightening. But, there is a sense of peace. There is that calm. There is hope as we push up our sleeves and get to work to clean it all up, and make it stronger so when the next storm strikes...we'll be fortified and ready. And our marriage will be stronger. Our family will be stronger. It's all about what you put into it.  

4 comments:

  1. I love the rain too! I agree with Chip though, the storm part isn't my favorite. I like the metaphor though. Food for thought for me next time there's a storm outside or in my family. Thank you.

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    1. Rain is my favorite. I didn't enjoy the hail as much as a good thunderstorm. But I totally understand. Have a beautiful day!

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  2. Sigh. I love the rain, too. We are in desperate need of some right now in this part of the country.

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    1. Typically I would agree and would be praying for rain. Right now I'm hoping it holds off for just a bit longer. As soon as the leak in our roof is fixed it can rain all it needs...but this darn leak... :)

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