|yahoo, Texas Tornadoes 2012|
Life is just a list of contrast and yesterday will go down in history for many of my neighbors. As Benjamin and I were accomplishing our school lessons neighbors were running for cover. Tornadoes hit our area. When we finally heard they were coming toward us we went to hide in a half bath, while calmly reading books, we were in the safe zone.
All nine of our family members were all over the Metro-Plex and yet, none of us were affected by the tornadoes.
Today Benjamin and I rose to beautiful sun and a trip into Dallas to see butterflies. As we drove I couldn't help but see the contrast of just a few hours. Our trip would allow us to enjoy beautiful butterflies, while communities, within just miles from our field trip, debris was being cleaned up. The calm weather came after the storm which sent trucks flying through the air just hours before. It was easy not to realize what had happened just hours before in this city. Even the smell of spring air didn't give a hit of what had occurred.
Life is such a contrast and at times your mind can't wrap itself around the feelings this contradiction evokes. You are thankful, amazed, dazed, compassionate and sorrowful. You wonder why you didn't have to suffer the loss, while wondering what you can do for all those who did? You also go on with life....a baseball games that was cancelled yesterday will now be played, while others start to put their lives back to a different "normal." Wow! how just a couple of hours can change everything.
I bow my knees in prayer for all those affected by the April 3rd, 2012 Tornadoes in North Texas. Thanks to all of you who lifted us up in prayer.