Linking up with Blogtember Day 4 today. :)
Today's prompt is a time you were very afraid. I have been meaning to write about this event, so it seems like it is the perfect time to do so. I'm not afraid very often, but this one is definitely the most recent.
It was a hot, July afternoon and the smell of rain was faint but not falling We had just finished cleaning up after a delicious lunch of pineapple chicken quesadillas and we were winding down for our siesta time, my favorite part of Latin American culture! I was sitting on the couch of our living room and was starting to doze off when I started hearing doors
I stood up, looked out the window and the shingles were crumbling from our roof. I immediately ran down the hallway to the back of the house where I knew my friend Dani was outside reading on the hammock. The noise continued to get louder and the moment Dani screamed "BREEEE!!!", that's when I started to feel a bit of panic. I just knew we needed to find shelter and take cover because surely the house was about to fall on top of us!
Our dog pepper was terrified and ran out of the gate as soon as we walked outside.
I had to chase her a couple block and carry her home.
Backyard where Dani was.
We all walked outside to see the damage to the rest of the neighborhood because at the point we figured it might've been a tornado and there was probably a lot of damage. Everyone in our neighborhood was outside, including people at the clinic down the street. Something was odd thoug
h, everyone was only staring at us and our house. At that point, I realized I was shaking and I bent over with my hands on my knees, out of breath. We started asking people what happened and the construction workers across the street said that a tornado had come down, barely touched the top of our house and then went back up in the sky. While I had been absolutely terrified, I couldn't help but laugh and that's what we did, we all just laughed. We just couldn't believe what had happened.
Something you should be aware of is that Amazon's doesn't really have tornadoes. They can happen, but they are SUPER rare. It the rare time it happened, only our house was affected. Honestly, it felt more spiritual than anything, I just don't really know how describe it. Coincidentally (or not), that morning I had just finished reading a book over Psalm 91. It is about God's protection and living under the protection of His wings and how we don't have to be afraid of the arrow that comes by day or the terror that comes at night.
OH, I should also mention that Kendall's brand new motorcycle was sitting just under where the shingles were falling and didn't have a scratch on it. Thankful for a go-getter-organization- president and helpful neighbors. We had a new roof by the next day. :)
Are you participating in blogtember? If you are, let me know. I would love to follow along. :)
If not, when is a time you have been afraid?