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Weathering the Storms of Life

I had such good intentions last week. There were a million things written on my to do list and I had every intention of getting them all done.

However, it didn’t happen due to circumstances beyond my control.

I spent most of last week and even some of this week dodging thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, and power outages. I didn’t check off any of the things on my list, but I did get to do some things for the first time.

Like…

  • Getting into an underground storm shelter with seven people and two dogs.
  • Surviving a 20-hour power outage and playing cards with my husband by candlelight.
  • Seeing BASEBALL sized hail. Don’t believe me? See for yourself…

 

There were a lot of people that had catastrophic damage to their homes and vehicles. My car was parked next to a friend’s car in a driveway. Her car had cracks all over the windshield, numerous dents and dings, and damage to both doors. My car looked like it barely got hit…just a few dings that are barely noticeable. Now remember, this is all with the baseball sized hail pictured above!

My only worry is part of a fence that fell down, which isn’t a big deal, when considering that some people don’t have a home to go to or a car to drive.

We are truly blessed and I’d rather walk in the blessings of God than stress about a completed to do list. Why should I worry and stress about things I can’t change or control?

When life throws a curve ball, I’m just going to go with the flow.

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  • My Car Has Hail Damage July 24, 2012, 12:31 AM

    I’ve seen a lot of hail in my time but those in your hand are absolutely ridiculous… Talk about some serious damage!

  • fallingintofavor May 20, 2010, 3:28 PM

    Wow, and I grew up in tornado alley and have been in too many hail storms to remember, and I have Never seen balls of hail that big before!

    Thank God that you are okay!

  • Lucy postpartumillness.com May 20, 2010, 2:22 PM

    Amen to that. Wow I cant imagine what those moments must have been like in the shelter. I hope that is it for tornadoes in your area this year. Stopping by from UBP http://postpartumillness.com/

  • Jen May 20, 2010, 1:14 PM

    We really start to see how little control we have… it's good! Helps us put more faith in God. Thanks for your post.

    Jen

    P.S.
    I've never seen hail like that before!

  • Kathryn May 19, 2010, 3:40 PM

    I just wanted to let you know that I included you in a list of military blogs, on my blog fan page on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Singing-Through-the-Rain/122330787792057
    If you would not like to be on this list, feel free to let me know, and I will remove the link! Thanks! 🙂

  • MOMSWEB May 19, 2010, 7:22 AM

    Love your attitude; it's the only way to live.

  • Respectfully Yours May 17, 2010, 8:14 PM

    Holy Snow Balls!! That is crazy, so glad you are ok. Take care.

  • Kathryn May 17, 2010, 1:24 PM

    Oh my goodness wow!! I have never seen anything like it! Glad you are safe!

  • Cindy May 17, 2010, 10:56 AM

    Praise God that you and your family are safe. Wow I can't believe the size of that hail

    stopping by from SITS
    😉

  • Jessica May 17, 2010, 9:12 AM

    wow! that is really big hail!

    glad you guys only got minimal damage.

  • Whew! Glad you are all all right!

  • Allyson & Jere May 17, 2010, 12:12 AM

    Just stopping by from SITS.

    Holy baseballs batman, that hail was AMAZING! Glad you got away with little damage.

    Also, I appreciate your attitude. What a refreshing way to look at things.

  • Living in Taradise May 17, 2010, 12:10 AM

    Those balls of hail are insane. I wouldn't have believed it! HUGE!

    Stopping by from SITS

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