Before the Storms Come…

There are flashlights and bicycle helmets on my kitchen table because I read the “alert and alive” article on that said bicycle helmets are good things for covering your kids’ head in a tornado.

Makes sense, huh?

Our tornado plan is pretty simple.  No basement, no cellar, interior closet.  So if the storms come as predicted we’ll be in the bathtub with bicycle helmets.  Which is the next best thing.

Preparing for a storm that may or may not come made me think today about how we prepare for the storms in our lives. 

Sometimes they crop up out of nowhere, darkening the sky and taking the sun and all our hopes into cyclones of despair.

But sometimes there’s enough warning to get out of the way.  And you find yourself in the bathtub thankful enough for that. 

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