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I hope you’ll join with me in thanking Laura from Better In Bulk for guest posting today. She’s a mother after my own heart, a fantastic photographer and great friend.
THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM
On Sunday afternoon, after a light snack and a change of clothes, I took a little walk with my youngest daughter, Reese, behind our house. One of her teenage friends had french braided her hair during church, and she looked particularly cute, so I grabbed my camera to snap some pictures of her.
She knew exactly what to do…
When we’d finished our walk and our little photo shoot, we headed back to the house. No sooner had we stepped inside that the heavens opened and a tornado hit. Yes, last week, Maryland was rocked by an earthquake, and this week it was beaten by a tornado. The storm blew in and out rather quickly, and while the winds wooshed and the lights flickered on and off, the kids ran around the house like maniacs, setting out candles and flashlights, making plans for some marshmallow-roasting. We did, indeed, lose our power…but in the middle of grilling our dinner in the backyard, the lights (and the air conditioning — thank goodness!) were restored, and we went on with our evening.
This morning we were shocked to learn that the majority of the state, including some of our closest friends, are still without electricity. In fact, fellow DC-area blogger Jessica from A Parent in Silver Spring, wrote a fantasticly entertaining post on post-tornado stress syndrome. So while the rest of the state waits for their power to come back on, and as the insides of their houses match the outside temperatures in the mid-90s, our house will be a little more full than usual.
And I consider it a blessing. We have power. We are staying cool. And we can share it with friends.
Thank you all so much for continuing to share your photos and thoughts and for your ever thoughtful comments!