Here is just a piece of our family adventure getting here. Machelle will probably blog about this in greater detail in the time to come.
As we were approaching the last 15 minutes of our over 1400 mile family adventure, we drove into a genuine rain storm. Then we started seeing lightning. Now to some of you out there, this would be a bad thing. But my wife and I love rain and storms. We certainly enjoyed it, despite the rain obscuring our windshields.
When we actually drove into Kentucky we could tell the lightning was very close, as there was no real break from when we saw the lightning to when we heard it.
Then it dawned on me: it's like the Lord is throwing us a party for having made it safely! He is such a good Daddy, after all...
As a matter of fact, the party He was throwing was so great that he blew out the power for over 9,000 homes, including that of our own new apartment.
We had some great people there ready to help us unload our moving truck and all, but under the circumstances we had concluded to hold off until tomorrow for safety and sanity's sake. So we as a family are holed up in a hotel for the night, safe, sound, and showered.
I am wholeheartedly thankful to those who showed up to spend that little bit of time with us today, and look forward to all of the continuing time we now get to spend together.
All in all, I have to admit that this is all just the goodness of the Lord. Even if my children snore.