It started with lightening and thunder all around. We felt as if we were lock inside a strobe light. The lightening was constantly dancing across the sky leaving a trail of loud thunder in it's wake. Then the torrential rains began to fall. Then a deadly quiet fills the land. The air is left balmy and humid. An eerie calm fills up the sky. We know the worse is yet to come. Soon, the wind picks up and the sound of a freight train fills your ears. Looming up above is a dark twisting funnel of doom. Dirt and timbers takes the place of air as this deadly mass hurdles toward the ground. It leaves in it's wake a noticeable path of destruction that no one can mistake.
But Mother Nature's wrath has not ended, for after the rain, the water follows. Already the rivers here in Arkansas have reached record highs in 25 years. But after this past week, I am sure there is more to come. Luckily, our home has been spared by both the flooding and the tornadoes. My heart goes out to those who haven't been so lucky.