Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Scattered tree branches on the lawns and a few downed trees are the only evidence that Hurricane Irene passed through our area early this morning. The sun shone for a few hours this afternoon, though it turned rainy and windy again. We aren't amongst the 5 million who lost power, and since our house is on high ground, we haven't had issues with flooding. Hopefully those less fortunate are able to stay safe and have power restored quickly.

While I am thankful Irene wasn't as viscious a storm as she could have been, Katelyn seems to be disappointed. Despite her limited sentence structures and vocabulary, she expressed that she wanted Tornado Irene to come. Why? Her obsession with the Wizard of Oz continues, and the only way to get to Munchkin Land is by riding a tornado. Although it takes retraint not to react to Lily's loss by always making Katelyn happy, in this case, it was very easy to say, "You don't always get what you want."

We are thankful to have been so fortunate and are praying for those who have been hurt by this storm.