A giant tornado tore through nearby towns yesterday, wrecking homes and even taking a life. My children were locked down in school for over two hours. This morning on the way to school I noticed an oak tree nearby torn out of the ground and split into two. Some of my children's classmates had their homes damaged.
I've seen my children bounce to the car after school a hundred times, never pausing to be thankful that they are safe.
Nothing like the massive forces of nature to put everything into perspective.