The quiet before the storm. That’s exactly what it was.
I was not at all concerned about the severe thunderstorm headed our way UNTIL they added tornado watch.
I decided to be cautious and gathered up my essentials, meds and etc.
Suddenly the (tornado) sirens went off and my phone started ringing all at the same time.
Now what do I do?? I grab my stash, grab the phone….it’s Jackie…”Mom” she says and I yell “can’t talk, have to take cover” and throw the phone down. Run down the stairs, yelling for Brownie, and get under the stairway.
“Lord take the fear away and keep us all safe”.
I’m calling Braden, no answer. Call Aaron, no answer. Keep calling with no answers.
Where are they?? Don't.....panic!!
Braden calls me. He’s at Tom’s house and he’s having flashbacks. Aaron and Nickki are there also, everyone as safe as is possible.
I call Jackie back on my cell and she tells me she was calling to say there was still time as the tornado was not on top of us yet. So I have time to go back up stairs, get my regular phone (in a panic I couldn’t find it right away), get my flashlight, get the weather radio to track what was going on, run back downstairs still trying to get Brownie to follow me.
Call Jackie back and we talk.
Tornados rotating around us but not on the ground yet
Then finally, it’s all clear.
Soon I hear a tornado is headed to Jackie’s house. I call her and she gets the kids into her closet and we talk.
“Lord take the fear away and keep us safe”.
After a while we hear it’s all going to miss her and she gets the all clear.. What a relief for everyone.
But what came after…..at 1:30 am made all this look like a walk in the park.