It can be hard to wake up early, especially after an eventful night! Our kids slept in the tent again last night, to give their little sister a chance to join in the fun. So when I woke about midnight to the rumble of thunder, I was thankful. Thankful because I never wake before the storm, during it, sure. But before? Rolling thunder rarely wakes me from sleep.
But God knew my young children would be terrified if they woke in the middle of the storm, and so he woke their Mama. (and Daddy too). The dogs were out as well. The starter plants, young life, they were out too. Who wants to work at midnight just a few hours into the night of sleep? Not me.
But we did. We woke the kids, we brought the dogs in to their beds, and we rescued the plants to the kitchen. Then the storm HIT! It was a pretty intense storm too. The thunder was terribly loud, and right over us. The hard pelted the house. I was so thankful our kids listened from their safe and secure beds.