I have a phobia of tornadoes.
Derek made every effort to get us internet and tv before tornado season so I could get some sleep.
Last night I watched weather report after weather report about the impending doom of tornadoes coming today. I could feel an ulcer forming. I prayed over my babies (husband included) and fretfully fell asleep.
This morning was calm and beautiful. So I managed to relax a little. Then I got 3 texts (I signed up for all the alerts I could find!) that we had a tornado watch.
As a result, I spent the entire morning preparing our "tornado shelter." And we've been hanging out in the basement ALL day.
I love this house.
Several google searches have helped me out here.
Our little Tornado Shelter under the stairs. We usually keep a few boxes of toys tucked away in here. I left a couple in there to pacify the babies if need be.
Important papers stuffed in a box full of kids books. Flashlights.
Food, water, diapers, wipes, Bible.
Candles, lighters, and first aid kit.
Carpet scraps will be our seats. Also sweaters for the kids.
Made sure the computer and phone were well charged. I think the dark, dreariness of the day made my baby girl very lazy. She loves Care Bears.
I brought the potty chair downstairs, too, to make life a little easier. Jack guarded that for me.
That's how we spent our morning! We are expecting the 3rd round of storms in a couple hours. Thankfully, though, we hardly got anything earlier.
I spent time in the Word and prayed quite a bit, but I found what really helped calm me down was when I prayed for those who have already been devastated by these and all the crazy storms racing across the country. It's amazing what happens when I get over myself and think outside my little world.
Speaking of others, here's a great post with some info on how to help! "How You Can Help the Tornado Victims."
I have so many other thoughts on all this but this post is plenty long enough! Maybe the next tornado-threatening day. Besides, I have a post scheduled for later tonight all about my sweet "niece" :)