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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.


  • 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.


    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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