i want start this post off by saying my thoughts go out to those who lost everything in Oklahoma. to those parents who knew nothing of what had happened to their babies during the chaos and even afterwards. the heartache they must have felt is something that as i parent i can’t even begin to imagine. my heart aches for each and every one of them.

the last few days i have been thinking about my long time fascination with severe storms, in particular, clouds. as some of you know it has been and still is to some degree a dream of mine to be a “storm chaser”. for me it’s the intensity. the unpredictability and the raw power that i am complete awe of. mother nature is very powerful and all one can really do is to observe. nothing less. nothing more. i have even recently shared this fascination with my two daughters and now my oldest is starting to ask when she sees the clouds roll in if we can go out and “chase”. she stands there and watches the sky. eyes wide open. taking it all in. smiling as the rain falls down on her face.

here are just a few my observations. nothing less. nothing more.

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