Saturday, August 25, 2007

Calm after the storm

(Photo found on

Today was quite interesting in central Ohio. We actually even made it to Yahoo! news.
Ohio is generally a very boring place to live. Every now and then there's an interesting news story: like the time the cows escaped from the Franklin County Fair or scandalous Ohio State Buckeyes. Oh no, folks... today we had a tornado!

Actually, it was kind of scary. I was at the mall with Matthew, when my mother-in-law called to tell me to stay put because the sirens were going. Well, of course I think to call Andy because our house is out in the middle of nowhere (very prone to tornadoes, in my opinion-- maybe I've seen too many movies). Anyway, he too said I should stay put and wait for everything to pass.
After a horrendous amount of rain, the storm passed over where I was. Apparently, however, other parts of central Ohio were not so lucky. My mom told me she was watching the funnel cloud circle their house, and I saw pictures of the funnel cloud over my dad's house. SCARY.

Anyway- when I was told I could leave the mall I walked out to see the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen. It was amazing. I stood and stared at it for ten minutes or so. Sadly, I didn't have my camera but I was able to find a photo of it on the local news website. Rainbows are so encouraging to me. God's promise to His children, and I just love the reminder of His love. :) And I was so thankful that no one I loved was in harms way and that I was able to return to my home and my family! :) Anyway- enough sappiness. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Laura McIntyre said...

How scary, your right though what an amazing rainbow

Cool Mama said...

That's so amazing! I haven't seen a rainbow since I used to live in Italy and your picture just reminded me on how beautiful and magical they are.

Christina said...

Goodness, how scary! Glad you all made it through safe and sound.

Love your new header, btw!

Amy said...


John, Amy, Quaid & Bailey said...

WOW..that is an amazing rainbow and soo full too! God is so good at sending those little remiders sometimes :)

buckyeyebabies said...

Awesome! I saw that on there and didn't know it was yours.. mine are the ones from Blacklick.. Ain't we famous! :D