Monday, June 30, 2008

So thankful!

Saturday night Andrew went to a baseball game with his dad and I was left alone with Caroline while she slept, which I must admit I was sort of happy about. haha Not because I don't LOVE spending time with my hubby (you know it's true!) but because I wanted to work on my essay for the Real Simple essay contest and well, he distracts me.  

So, Caroline had been asleep for about an hour and a half and I was perfectly content typing away on my laptop, when the power started flickering.  I honestly didn't even notice that there was a storm going on outside.  The power flickered on and off three times and then went off for good.  I lit candles and tried not to be scared that my hubby was still in DC and that there was a severe thunderstorm happening outside.  Well, the hubby made it home safely and I finished the rough draft of my essay by candle light.  I felt like Jo March.  :-)  

The power came back on around 11pm and we went to bed shortly after.  

Sunday morning when we finally ventured out, we were shocked to see a frightful sight only ONE block from my house...  TWO trees down on the row of townhouses next to ours.   Those trees fell right on the front bedroom of the houses, where my little one sleeps.  I had a moment of intense thankfulness that our God was watching over us!  

Here's the first house...

And here's the second...

How devastating.  We have many trees in front of our house only steps away from this one. I know it could have been worse, but I can't even imagine a tree falling on my daughter's bedroom.  wow  I don't even want to have to think about it.  But we are blessed... our little girl slept soundly through the storm and was protected through the night.  

Only two more days until we go to see my parents for the 4th of July weekend!  I CAN'T WAIT! 

Today is laundry day.  boo  I loath laundry.  ;-)  

1 comment:

oh amanda said...

Boo, indeed on the laundry!

But, oh! I'm thankful with you--that is absolutely awful! Was anyone hurt?