A few weeks ago we took our two girls on a road trip. It was an excursion that we had been planning for months and we were so excited. We planned out everything…the food, the clothes, the activities…and when the day came we were all set.
The van was packed, the girls were loaded and we set off for an adventure…and adventure we found. We left before lunch and planned on reaching our destination before sundown but mother nature had other plans.
As we approached a long and winding canyon pass the sky began to darken and rain began to fall. Throughout the canyon the storm became progressively worse but we continued on or way. Slowing down and driving carefully through all the twists and turns. Once we exited the canyon we breathed a sigh of relief…the worst was over we thought. But little did we know.
The rain continued to pour and now as we headed out across a long stretch of desert highway we were in an incredible (and terrible) electrical storm. Our girls were worried but we set them to the task of watching and counting the lighting strikes as we drove along. But things went from bad to worse. The rain, wind, and lighting suddenly concentrated and we could no longer see the sky, the landscape or even the road ahead. The water was coming down in sheets, the highway was flooded, and as our pace slowed down to a crawl we could see out our side windows all the cars and trucks off the road on each side of us.
It was scary. Everyone was silent. The only sound was the thunder and the rain beating across our vehicle. We didn’t know what to do. All of our options seemed dangerous. We decided to keep going at our slow pace and hope to find an exit soon and a refuge from the storm.
Finally we found an exit…as we pulled off the highway we could see the mud and water pouring down the off ramp and across the road. The storm continued but we had found shelter and were safe. We sat with our girls and watched the water run and the lightning strike. We wouldn’t make it to our destination before sundown….our plans had changes but we were safe and together.
After the storm passed we again loaded our girls back into the van and started again on our journey. As we left our little haven we were thankful to have had a safe place to shelter our precious cargo. It wasn’t the journey we intended and we ended up arriving late…but it didn’t matter.
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