Given the property damage people in nearby towns experienced, I'm not going to complain. Given the loss of life in our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia have suffered, I'm am thankful to have woken up to the sun shining in my window this morning.
I am thankful for a sturdy home. It always breaks my heart to hear the Emergency Alert System tell people in cars or mobile homes to abandon them and seek "sturdy shelter" or else lie in a ditch. How scary/sad must it be knowing a ditch is safer than staying in your home?
I am thankful for a husband with a level head. He doesn't get all bent out of shape about storms. He doesn't let a little thunder or lightning get to him. We even sat out on the front porch for part of the storm. I also know that when he gets concerned, there is cause for it. It scared me a little to see that part of him, but I know I can trust him to keep me safe (or as safe as he can).
I'm thankful for a God who is with me through it all. Bad things happen. To Christians. To non-believers. To good people. To bad people. He's promised to stick with us through it all.
What are you thankful for today?