So, late last night we fell into bed completely exhausted from our Sunday. Exhausted. After maybe 40 minutes of sleep, the tornado siren in our neighborhood went off. I woke up, went to the window to take a look outside. I don’t know if I was trying to see if the tornado was in our backyard or over in our neighbor’s yard (?!) but nonetheless, the weather didn’t seem so threatening. The siren went off, didn’t come back on, and I woke Josh up. I told him what was going on, and he said, “Oh, it’ll be alright” and IMMEDIATELY he was snoring again. Immediately. I, like an idiot, figured he was probably right and got back into bed. You might think that was very stupid of me, and I do agree. But I also know that waking up three sleeping children just really goes against all that is in me.
This morning Josh started getting calls as early as 7:13am asking if we were ok! Less than 1/2 a mile down from us there was so much damage from a tornado. Trees down on houses and cars, power out, some homes completely devastated….we slept through this, people. We are idiots.
I just drove through some of the neighborhood that was hit, and I am just amazed at how ridiculous it is that I stayed in bed during such threatening weather. I couldn’t help but say aloud over and over, “Thank you, God.” Seriously. We were protected during this. I am thankful. I don’t know why we slept through that! But this I do know- I will most definitely ALWAYS wake up my kids and deep-sleeping husband and make them all go to the closet next time I hear the sirens! I also know that we are idiots. There is really no other way to put it.
Quick funny story to change your thoughts of our “idiotness”——– I was putting the kids in the car and remembered that I needed to get Lilly’s address for Ruby’s birthday party. I told the girls that I was going to go get the address, and they were to stay in the car. When I got back, Molly was crying, “I WANT TO SEE THE DRESS.” I was confused, “What dress are you talking about?” “The dress that Lilly is going to wear to Ruby’s birthday party. I WANT TO SEE THE DRESS.” She didn’t know what an address was. I explained it meant the location of your house, where you live….she still didn’t quite get it and still wanted to see the dress. Funny.