Monday, October 5, 2009

Dodge the bullet

What a weekend. I may have been physically safe from the typhoon but emotionally I was not. I was constantly monitoring the turn of events back home knowing that my loved ones were in danger of being hit by the raging storm.

But the weather disturbance veered northward just before it hit land, sparing our province from its most destructive force. Talking to mom last night, I learned that there was no damage in the farm, only a few fallen branches and plants. In fact, electricity was quickly restored and the sun was already out and shining bright.

I thank the Lord for sparing us from damage, but not a cause to celebrate knowing that many others bore the brunt of the storm's rage.