The last couple of days have been bad with a bunch of tornadoes coming across the southwest. There is nothing worse than having a tornado race through your property. The reports are staggering and my heart goes out to those who where in harms way.
Last night we watched Fox News and the interviews with the survivors. I remember one woman telling about the way it felt in the storm shelter when the twister came over.She talked about the pressure that felt like the storm was coming in. She nailed it! The pressure is unbelievable, and the noise is deafening. The pressure seems like it wants to suck you in. Nothing compares to that feeling.
My heart goes out to everyone, but especially the parents who lost children at the school. I know their feelings. Tragedy is something we never forget, and I pray God will heal their hearts. You'll never forget it, but there is healing.
Right now the parents feeling is so raw. That's the only way to explain it. When I talk to parents who have lost children, I explain it like a surgery. Something has been ripped out of your body and the incision is raw and hurting. In time, the incision heals, but there is a scar. The scar reminds us of what happened, and the scar in our hearts will always be there. Each day, it does get better, if we let it. Trust in God and faith that you will see your loved one again helps with the healing.
We had storms last night, and I see a dark cloud on the horizon as I write. I don't like the days after a tornado. Storms pop up everywhere. We have several American Christian Fiction Writers in the areas that were hit. I pray they are all safe as their families are. You are all in my prayers.