Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Night The Lights Went Out in Monroe

Last night we had some bad thunderstorms. We were at the ball field when they called the game because of lightning. As soon as I pulled in the driveway and went in the house the electricity went off. David was at the fire station (of course). I gathered candles and flashlights and everyone went to the living room. We got Jenna's 10 inch portable DVD player and started to watch 101 Dalmatians. They were so cute huddled together. Especially my "almost" 13 year old. He started out listening to his I Pod but ended up huddled up with everyone else. (I was too lazy to get my camera out of the van.) Surely the electricity will come back on in time for American Idol!!!!!! No such luck. The storm stopped but still no power. Finally, I put flashlights in the kids rooms so they could have some light and we started our prayers. I prayed the Lord would allow the power to come back on so our food would be saved. I didn't even finish the prayer when it came back on. The boys could not believe it. They were so amazed by that. The funny thing is, it didn't stay on. So I prayed again that it would come back on and stay on. It did about 15 minutes later.

I was bummed about missing American Idol but not about the time I had with the kids and the opportunity for God to show himself to my kids through prayer. I was also thankful that David was safe. He was right in the middle of some really bad storms.

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you will have received it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:24


BooSheep said...

I am glad you guys were all okay! At least it sounds like you got in some nice family time. I totally understand how you feel...everything always goes crazy when David is at the station! :)


Susie said...

What an awesome memory you created with your kids. Glad that everything turned out okay during the storm. Blessings!

Denise said...

Family time is so precious, bless you.

Sharon said...

All those gurus who theorize about 'Quality Time' should come learn at your feet! LOL.

God bless you.


Anonymous said...

Don't you just love those times together. Good for you for making wise use of it.