Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Scary but in a Beautiful Way

Right now, here in Africa, it is a bit cold and rain is coming every day. I wish it was just rain though. With rain comes thunder and lighting. In the beginning the rains were just during the day, but now it comes at night also. Here in Tanzania lighting is very different, than what I was used to in Florida.  It is much brighter and much scarier, but in a beautiful way. Thunder here is like a huge pounding on top of your head, so loud so powerful.
Now imagine three little girls sleeping at night through that. Saturday night, we all were asleep and then the storm came. The girls woke up and started crying.  I woke up scared as well, and started walking through the house. I kept thinking, “I am going to get struck by lightning!” It was terrifying but I still had to.  I couldn’t just leave the girls to cry in the night. Fighting my fear I went in to the girl’s room and found them standing in their little beds crying. I picked up each and every one of them one by one; assuring them that it was all okay, that it was just nature doing its wonderful works. I told them that God had created this powerful scenery for a reason, to remind us of His great power. After I assured them that no matter what I was there, they felt better, and it aroused my feelings of love for them. Feeling needed, feeling loved, the best feeling in the world is being a mom to my girls here. It reminded me how much these three little girls depend on me. I would not change that for the world. We prayed together and then we all went back to sleep, relaxed knowing that everything was okay.


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