nature's beauty | there is peace in the storm

Aren't natures storm's beautiful? I mean, they scare you to death in some cases, but they are still beautiful.
Sunday morning, I wake up early to darkness. It feels like night because of the dark grey clouds hovering over our town. I eat my usual Sunday breakfast (which is always cereal because it's a quick thing before church) and then start making some cards for some graduations we are going to go to later.
By then all four of my siblings are up and being picky about the kinds of cereal we have (believe me when I say I live with the pickiest people on earth). Then, mom asks dad to come talk to her in the bedroom. It's started raining hard, but the clouds that I can see out the patio door are the normal thunderstorm-grey color.
Well, mom comes out of her room and orders us all to get dressed and get out to the car - by then I can tell something's wrong because she was watching the weather on the news earlier and she's using the same voice she did when there was a tornado that touched a mile or two from our house a few years back. I'm hurrying to get my toddler sister and I dressed and out the door (she usually falls into my hands, being the older sister and all) and I start getting really scared. Mom keeps telling us to get out to the car now, and I know that can't be good at all.
My ten-year-old sister has this huge fear of tornadoes where she starts shaking and sobbing from fear. Surprisingly, she doesn't seem scared (but I know she is 'cause she's making nervous jokes to lighten the mood) and then I start shaking. Like, I'm shaking so hard I can barely keep my hand steady enough to unlock the front door.
After all of us are assembled in the car I finally see why my mom was acting so urgent. On the West side of our house, the side I couldn't see from the patio door, is this massive wall of green clouds. We're at the very front of the worst storm I've ever seen in my life.
I get more and more scared as the rain drops wash down our windows and the wind speed increases, bending the trees very far sideways. Thunder so loud it hurts my ears is cracking all around us accompanied by strikes of lightning here and there. By then, I'm desperate to reach my grandparents' house (where we were heading because their house has a basement and ours doesn't). Mom's going very much past the speed limit, though nobody would care much because of the wall of green clouds chasing us.
All of a sudden, the lightning flashes purple against the green clouds and I smile. It's so beautiful, I think. With the raging of the storm comes the beauty of nature. A thunderstorm's rainbow. Purple and green and blue flashing across the sky, like colorful sunshine.
There's peace in the storm.
I am still a bit nervous, but my fear is gone. I'm comforting my toddler sister when she cries because of the thunder instead of cowering in my seat. The next few minutes are a blur as we drive up our grandparents' driveway and I rush my sister into the house, laughing with her about our clothes getting wet.
The morning we spend at my grandparents' is spent by me watching to clouds. But, not for hail or tornadoes (though I was hoping it wouldn't happen) but at the beauty of the storm. The water rushing down the driveway like a waterfall, the trees dancing and rustling their leaves in the wind, the green light the clouds are casting over the land.
I'm not scared anymore, because there is beauty in the storm.
PS: Here's the hint about the surprise you guys have been asking for: it's old but new, where thoughts are told, and my opinions are translated in bold.
Do you think there is beauty in the storm? Can you guess where the surprise is by the hint? Have you ever had a tornado touch near you?


  1. Umm....WOW. This is a real story??! That's CA-RAZY. =OO Like, my sister Ariel would srsly LOVE to be in your shoes at that moment- she's a big crazy skies+big storm fan. (only until it gets to close for comfort, lol) ;) I have no clue what your surprise is, but I cannot wait to find out! ;)
    Jaidyn Elise

    1. Yep! It is!! I am usually like you sister (not like MY sister) and I don't really know what happened there...I like storms too. Well, certain ones. :P
      Well, I can't wait to reveal it! It shall be coming soon. :)

    2. THAT'S. SO. COOOOOOOLL!!!!!! =D Yup, there's just those times. =)
      YAAAAYYYYAAAY!!!! *everyone cheers*
      Jaidyn Elise

  2. Whoa, that sounds pretty intense. Living in the northern northwestern part, we only suffer from really bad massive winds and snow storms once every few years. I'm glad that you got out of that alive, and that God showed you beauty within all the chaos of the moment.

    As for the hint-- I'm thinking maybe it's an opinion type of post! But it's a very specific type that's not really that common... it could be a ramble series, perhaps? Or maybe it's like a character host show where your characters (aka thoughts) dictate the post and thus the bolder words, and it's old according to you but since we may not be ask familiar to your WIPs, it's new to us? Just a guess! xD

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    1. It was...aww, that's too bad! I kind of like experiences like that. Well, afterwards, anyways. ;) Wow, only every few years? We get severe at least once every couple of months here. :P I'm glad that he did, too. :)

      Well, you're getting close!!! One of your answers was just a little close to what I'm doing, but a little different. I'll be posting the surprise next, so I'll guess you'll just have to wait and see. :)

  3. Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you're okay! <3 That sounds so scary. I remember when I was a waaaaay younger, a tornado was just a few roads away (idk how else to describe it lol) and it passed us. We were huddled up with blankets in the bathroom though, prepared for the worst!

    And I have no idea from that hint! TELL US MORE. (I feel like it would be an opinion post though, like Abigail said.)

    may @ forever and everly

    1. Thank you! It was scary at first, but now that I think about it, I was quite excited afterwards. :) Wow, that's never happened to me before. It's never been that close. Once, my grandmother and my aunt and uncle drove right through a GIANT tornado that covered many streets, though! There seven other little tornadoes in the town as well and the GIANT one, and that must have been REALLY scary! God definitely kept them safe. They drove right through it and could actually see other cars being picked up off the ground, while their's didn't at all. It was quite a miracle!

      XD I SHALL TELL YOU MORE IN MY NEXT POST (after the interview). You and Abigail are very close. :)


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