A tornado came through here today.
Yes, I'm fine and so are the kids. I wasn't home when it hit, I was in Fort Wayne getting dinner for them. As I stood in the doorway of the mall (where their favorite chicken Teriaki is) and watched the rain coming down, pouring buckets of water, I remembered a poem I read once. It was about the neccessity of "Rain" to wash away many things. It was this thought on top of another comment that had been made to me that made me decide to walk, not run, through the rain to my vehicle.
I was soaked clear through to the bone by the time I made it to my van, but it was worth every minute of it. It reminded me that I still had the strength in me to get through this ordeal and that in the end, I will still be me and a little wiser for it.
The sun shone awfully brightly as I realized that my life will go on and that I am strong enough to pick up the pieces of me.