…to chase away the fears.
Two years ago – to the day, I wrote the following blog post! It is still one of my favorites (and a true story), for all the obvious “feel good” type feelings. Hope it works for you too!
It is the middle of the night. Very, very stormy outside. Thunder and lightning in all it’s majestic power. Asleep in my bed, I discover myself waking up, the sounds from the summer storm rousing me.
A small hand touches my arm …
“G.P.?” A small quiet voice in the dark questions.
“Yes, Emma?” I respond softly. I live in a household that consists of several children, two adults, and assorted animals. As a reference point I am called ‘G.P.’ (a nickname) by all.
The youngest has woken from the loud thunder and bright flashes of lightning raging outside.
“The thunder woke me up”. She said.
“It did me too.” I say.
In very short order Emma is in bed next to me, wide awake. I get up, turning on the bed lamp before I leave to make coffee. A short while later I’m back, bringing a cupful of nice hot “wake me up” brew along with my laptop, a cup of hot chocolate for Emma and her DSI (Hand-held game/system). Since both are wireless, we can use them safely during the storm.
Franky, one of my two cats is also afraid of the storm, so at 3:30 a.m. we snuggle, occupy ourselves with our electronics, sip on warm beverages, and weather the storm with love, light and the technology of the day.
“G.P.?” Emma says as she settles in to play videos on her DSI.
“Yes, Emma?” I answer.
“I love you.” She replies quietly.
“Me too.” I reply in an equally soft voice.
And all is well in the middle of the night.
Have a great week everyone, stay as cool as you can in this summer heat, and stay safe from stormy weather!