No, I'm not going to tell you a childhood fable. I referring to the "Severe Storm" we had on Saturday night that didn't happen.
Meteorologists said that there was a threat of severe weather and they were right. I was working at
the store that day. It was supposed to be a crop day but I guess the weather was so nice everyone was doing something else. I kept tabs on the weather and began to see storms forming out West on the radar. Soon a "Severe Thunderstorm Watch" was issued. The storms continued to intensify. Doyle started texting me to make sure I knew the latest update. Before long a "Severe Thunderstorm Warning" was issued. It was getting time to close the store anyway and Cathy wanted to get out of
Doyle sent me another text saying I might want to find a place to park the truck as there were reports that this storm had a history of golf ball size hail and 60+ mph winds. Great! (not!) Here's my view from the barn! The horses were already in the barn! That is highly unusual!
God answered my prayer and I did make it home safely and get my truck under the carport just as the rain begins to fall. Vanessa was in Weatherford to pickup Kashton from Nana (her step-mom). Kennedy had cheer competition all day in Frisco about 2 hrs from us. Once at Nana's, Vanessa thought it best to ride out the storm there instead of getting caught on the road. I agreed. I kept waiting for wind and hail but....it never happened. All we got (thankfully) is rain. Doyle told me later that the storm split just about 5 miles from town where the Brazos River crosses Hwy 180. People North and South of town got wind and hail. Vanessa would have been better off coming home. She, Nana and all 3 kids rode out the storm in a hall closet. A funnel cloud had been sighted just South of their location! Nana did a great job of keeping the kids calm by singing. Vanessa said Nana was more calm than she was! Everyone was fine but it was a little too close for comfort!
I couldn't see any rainbow from the house but a dear friend of mine saw one and sent this to me in a text because it made her think of me! How sweet! I loved it and wished I could have gotten a picture of it myself! I think it is even more cool that the view of the rainbow is over our church!
We have more rain in the forecast for later this week with also the potential for storms. We dodged the bullet this time!
Have a good one!