We are okay, physically. But our hearts are all heavy from what our neighbors to the south are having to go through in the aftermath of these deadly tornadoes.
I've always been a bit of a weather nut and the Man is to and so we have been glued to the tv both yesterday and today, not just for safety but for curiosity of the situation.
But tonight we had to turn the television off, remove ourselves for the surreal reality that those tornadoes could have been a 100 miles north. Watching the tornadoes live on the local news is a much different experience than seeing footage. Having the knowledge that this massive tornado is on the ground at this very minute and knowing there are schools in its path, knowing that school is still in session, knowing that there aren't many basement in schools or houses for that matter. This knowledge tore me up as I watched live and in real time-- knowing they couldn't survive an EF4 or greater above ground. 200 mph winds are just too strong.
Why do we not have basements here? I don't know a single family that has a basement.
The Man had a long talk with Buddy and LG about what we saw on tv, what happened. I gave them super long and extra tight hugs. I pray I get to again tomorrow.
Please pray for those victims in Moore, Oklahoma and the victims yesterday in Shawnee, pray for those moms and dads, and children, pray that God will wrap his arms around them.
To my family and friends, thank you for praying for our safety. We love you all!