I spent the evening hiding in a closet under two mattresses with my two-year-old son in my lap. I've lived in Oklahoma my entire life, but this was the scariest storm I've been through. The combination of having a toddler, hearing the tornado sirens blaring, and seeing the red line of the predicted storm path pointing at us, sent me reeling. I prayed a lot, and the Casting Crowns song "Praise You in This Storm" played over and over in my mind.
I'm beyond grateful that the tornadoes didn't rip through our neighborhood. I'm praying for all those in my city, state, and nation who are still in the midst of cleaning up from the fallout of the deadly storms. I also pray that whatever happens, we'll all have the strength to continue praising Him through the storms.