Thursday, May 26, 2011


A story I do not want to forget.
Yesterday, Jake had work and meetings all day until 6pm.
We were totally out of food, not really but just needed to go grocery shopping desperately! So, around 10:30 we ventured out to Whole Foods. (we means, I had all 3 munchkins) it was raining when we got there so we decided to sit in the car until the rain stopped. So about 10 mins later, I could hear the tornado sirens going off. I rolled down the window and thought that is strange. I mean it was raining not storming! So, I decided to get the kids out of the car and go inside the store. On my iPhone it said Overland Park was under tornado warning! As soon as we walked in, the workers were commenting on the sirens...but no one thought that a real tornado might be headed for the store! 15 mins had passed and I figured we would grab a few things and go home right away. I called Jake and he couldn't believe it. So, were checkin out and the worker come on the intercom to say "everyone needs to head to the back of the store and get into the cooler." I rounded up my troop and we headed for the cooler. Once we got into the cooler a lady immediately grabbed Harper and wrapped him in a coat. I cuddled with the other two. Ta did great. Kamy cried and wanted to go home. People were scared and some were crying. After all the tornados around here it was a little scary. We quickly found out that they spotted a tornado a few blocks from the store. The workers at the store saw it out back! After about 20 mins they let us out of the cooler, only to return bc there was still rotation in the air! Stressful, yes and with 3 children that depend on me to keep them safe. We were going back in the cooler and at this point the phones were down. I tried to call Jake a few times and couldn't get through. Just as I tried again, I looked up and he was standing in front of me. He said nothing would keep me from getting to you to make sure you and the kids are ok! I love that man so much. After about 10 mins they released us.
What a scary time, I mostly worried about my kids. I love them so much. And yes, I did have flash backs of hurricane Charley and my dad laying on me in the bath tub!
But were fine. Last night I thank Jesus that I could tuck them in bed and kiss them!
It seems as though south KC missed it again, there wasso major damage to a town 50 miles east of here.


Lora said...

so glad y'all are ok!

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness Lacy, what a story. I was tearing up as I was reading it. What an amazing hubby you have and its amazing the love we have for our kids. So glad you are all okay!