...on her way
We are in the direct path of a super powerful Hurricane. They predict two full days of horrendous winds and ocean surges. Thousands have been ordered to evacuate and the rest of us who don't have to leave stay put.
They told us to prepare for 7-10 days without power
Just 14 months ago I was writing about hurricane Irene and now they are telling us that this storm is worse. Its bigger and the winds stronger.
Needless to say I am a bit nervous.
I have gone shopping several times with the last time being just about two hours ago.
I ask myself why do I keep going to the store? I keep saying why didn't I just go all out and do a big grocery haul? I buy a bit here and a little bit there. Part of me says...how bad can it be? and the other part of me screams and says yes it can be That bad. But finally I was able to get supplies for both me and my Mom. I feel good knowing that my husband bought lanterns a few weeks ago and that the coolers are filled with ice
That feeling of being in control lasts for about a minute
That nagging feeling that I have forgotten something seeps into my bones...then I remember something very, very important
There is just so much one can prepare for..after that you just have to hang tight and trust God. Yep, and I can think of no other to hold my fears.
Right now the winds die down a bit, then pick right up again, feels more like a typical fall storm brewing... but I know that tomorrow at this time will be a completely different story.
I fear for people's safety
God is in charge
I fear flooding
God is near
I fear power outages and the cold that will result from loss of power
God's love warms me
No doubt that we will all be talking (God willing) about this storm for years and years to come.
So as I put away cans and put fresh batteries into flashlights ...I pray
God, we ask for your shield of protection over everyone
Now, I feel better