The other day, we had a rare hailstorm. Huge balls of hail dropped suddenly and pounded so loudly that I thought someone was stomping inside our house.
Once I realized what it was, I watched in amazement through the screen door. I love extreme weather…as long as I feel safe.
The storm continued as I watched in awe, then I realized that I needed to pick up the kids from camp. Knowing that I would need to park the car and walk into the building to sign them out, and they would have to walk back with me, I grabbed a couple of umbrellas and hoped that was enough preparation.
Really, though, I hoped the storm would stop and I wouldn’t have to deal with it live and in person. I didn’t want dents in my car and I didn’t want to be pelted as I walked. But I couldn’t delay any longer. Even if I wasn’t excited about it, I was going to have to step into the hail one way or another.
Just before I left, a friend texted me: What are you doing?
I quickly responded: About to drive into a hailstorm.
I laughed when I realized that this is pretty much my life. I seem to frequently drive into these sudden storms. Here goes another, though literally.
Thankfully, in the moment between that text and the time I started my car, the hail stopped and the sun shined brightly.
I hope that, if you feel like you are heading into a hailstorm, it clears up before it hits you. And if it doesn’t clear up, I know you will deal with it somehow. I hope for the best for you, always. And even a hailstorm can bring its own wonder.
I will try to remember this myself as I head into a CT scan on Monday. Thank you for any and all good wishes and prayers!
Such powerful symbolism. All my love, prayers and best wishes to you Marie! You are the bright light in the hailstorm. ❤
“And even a hailstorm can bring its own wonder.” I love that! There are blessings all around, we just need to be on the lookout.
Praying for peace and a good report on Monday. We can do hard things!!
Bless you. I needed the reminder.