Gushing winds, heavy rains are all too familiar to me. I grew up in a tropical country and storms are part of my life every year. I have learned to lived through the storm. In fact, life goes on even during the storm.
The past few days however, had been a trying time for me. Having lived more than a decade at what other people considered a desert country, it is surprising to have continuous rain for more than a week. The sky had been overcast – cloudy. I felt dread. And I can sense when the rain’s gonna pour.
So before it even hits the ground, I’m at my boss’ office asking permission to go home early. I am not used to driving in the rain. I am not used to driving through puddles at 80kph speed… it’s scary.
The storm has made everyone edgy. Weather’s still gloomy for a couple more days, according to the forecast. The lightnings and thunders frightened even the fiercest adults, I have known. I don’t know whether to get scared with them or to smile at their childlike-ness.
In fairness, the thunders are louder and the lightning, well, it almost hit us (it’s not an exaggeration). The rain’s stop-and-go status isn’t helping because whenever it comes back, it comes with a vengeance.
The storm definitely brought havoc, but the cloud formations are spectacular… it is amazing!
Too bad the most spectacular cloud formation I saw was while I was driving… 😦
Since rain’s still coming, I’d better prepare. I have food stocked, water, as well as full tank of gas.
Lord, Keep us safe… and thank You for keeping us safe.