Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shake it up

There was an earthquake in Richmond yesterday. It measured a 5.9 on the Richter scale. The boys and I were eating lunch. All I remember thinking was that a plane was flying too close to our house but the rattling intensified and did not stop. Then I thought about a pipe explosion, only then the thought of earthquake presented itself. The boys and I just stared at each other for what seemed like an eternity. Half in disbelief the house was shaking and half in shock. I grabbed them and we sat in the bathtub which was my initial response thinking about a tornado instead of an earthquake. The threat of a natural disaster was not enough to make Cole put down the ipad or Nolan to drop his sandwich. Priorities you know. But the odd thing is, I can still feel the shake. It is unnerving to have the world around you tremble without any warning or any sense of control. Even more unnerving is that I am responsible for the safety of my kids, so I have to stay grounded despite the turbulence that shakes our world. I think I would get a solid B for effort. Next time I will head for a door frame instead of the bathtub.

Love & Light,

Stacy


We rode to the Flying Squirrels game in Papa's convertible.


A different perspective.





Brian's Thanksgiving lunch.



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