January 14, 2013 – I went home after work and felt the wind blowing on my face. I was a bit surprised when it wasn’t as cold as normal and it was drizzling. So as normal I showered, got ready for bed and heard a loud bang! I thought our windows smashed. Around 11pm I had to check again. It was crazy windy. My husband and I couldn’t sleep and I was scared. It sounded like we are having a big hail storm with really strong winds. It was bad.
The wind kept blowing non stop and it warmed up more and more. Like really? 5c in January? It is normal to have -35c from January to February where we are so having 5c is nice but a little bit scary to me. I can’t help but think of having a not so normal winter this year and the thought isn’t comforting at all since, don’t get me wrong, I love the warm weather but to me, is this really global warning in my face? Are we being confronted with nature’s wrath telling us to put our act together otherwise she will be so mad and it’s going to get ugly?! So, yes, the wind continued blowing so hard and it felt like our place is going to tip over.
I honestly did not fall asleep overnight and scared to death that my husband will go to work early in the morning, and when I say early, he leaves at 4am so that’s pretty early. He is using the humongous company van that is not very new and stable, has no sand bags in the back and has just a tad bit of traction. So of course I am one worried wife!
So the wind got worse and I tried falling asleep but I still couldn’t. Before I know it, it’s time to get ready for work and brave the wind. I noticed its been raining the whole day and the snow melted so outside’s been a big skating rink! Scary slippery. I heard that there were cars stuck on the big highways as the trees fell and some posts are leaning sideways.
At work, some rooms lost satellite signal and some staff traveling back and leaving are stuck to where they are, no one is going anywhere. But in the middle if all these, I started to realize that God always keeps His promise. I started to appreciate what He has done to us more. He has been so nice to us that He doesn’t make our everyday as windy as this. He is so generous to give us a little bit of warmth in the middle of the cold. He is so loving that even if this wind blew on us, nobody got hurt and everyone’s home are safe.
I think more than being scared that day, I am suppose to be more appreciative than ever. I cannot imagine how a 300 km/h wind feels like when Haiyan hit the Philippines. So instead of feeling scared, I prayed hard and really thanked the Lord how awesome He is with what He does – that Guy really knows what He’s doing!
I think it boils down to seeing things a different way. I always think “it could be worse.” So it’s more of seeing a different perspective out of what is going on and what is there any given day. It is more of positivity than leaning towards the bad side of things – negative. Who wants to mope around over things that aren’t even worth worrying about and worrying is such a waste of time. I would rather, at any given time pray for something that didn’t go well than worry about it. I have a God bigger than the things I worry about and I am very blessed to have Him. We all just have to be faithful and as we all know, He keeps His promise.