Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tornados and Grandbabies

All righty - time to try and play a little catch up from some whirlwind days. Last Friday, the 13th I might add, we had severe storm watches all day long. Really nothing much happened, so when Keith and I left early evening for my eye appointment I thought they had really blown the forecast.
My eye doctor is inside a mall and after the exam we went next door to look at glasses. The storm hit and we were actually pretty impressed with all the lightning and thunder, so Lynne' decided to walk down and look outside. She came back fairly quickly with a worried look on her face and told us that the mall PA system was making announcements, people were running and the stores were pulling down their security gates! We followed the crowd down a corridor and into the tornado shelter. The PA system announced that a tornado had been sighted in the area and that the sirens were sounding.
The crowd inside sat down and got comfortable, then started visiting. The men quickly determined that we were safer there then if we'd been at home, so the atmosphere became almost party-like with all the conversations going on. And one man had a blackberry and was able to keep us up-to-date with the radar.
After the all clear sounded we went back up to finish ordering my glasses. Rather surreal. We'd barely started when Loni called and said they were on their way to the hospital. Turns out she'd gone into preterm labor and they kept her overnight. They were able to get the contractions stopped - Praise Jesus! The sonogram showed that Brooke was only 1 pound 12 ounces, so we were very relieved when she decided to stay put a little longer. :)
Saturday morning we drove through Chik-fil-A and got breakfast for everybody, then had a sort of picnic in Loni's hospital room. She looked good and that did a lot to keep us all calm.
~ Elizabeth
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. - Psalm 62:8

1 comment:

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

That is some excitement! I'm so happy that the little one is staying with her Mom! I'll pray that she stays there for her full 9 months reservation.

I'm also thankful that a tornado did not hit.

I pray that you have a much calmer and blessed week.