Jun 4, 2009

Catch Thunder


Fear. Terror. Doom. All of these words and more are what I felt last night at approximately 2:10 A.M. in the morning.

Picture this. I was in my deepest sleep pattern, catching all of my beauty zzz's, and suddenly I awoke after the loudest echoing and scariest sound of my life shook my entire apartment building. I know I am a drama queen, but you don't understand. This thunder was the loudest thing I have ever heard in my life. I seriously thought the world was going to end, or that there was an attack on man kind. I had no idea what to think. All I know was that I had just woken up out of a deep sleep to hear a sound that shook my core and sent my pulse racing.

I threw the covers off and ran to my roommate's room, crying. Apparently I was not the only one freaking out. We both hugged, hearts pounding, as we went into the living room trying to figure out what is the world just happened.

It was only a thunder storm. Yeah right. I have been in thunder storms before and that was the most horrific thunder I have ever heard. That was no thunder storm. That was a trick. A nasty one. Call me a girly girl, but thunder does not usually bother me. However, this one obviously did. It went away after a few more bolts and a few more shaking of our windows. I went back to bed. She went back to bed. It took me a long time to go to sleep, to say the least, and my heart was still pounding. I started to pray so I could feel some peace and finally I drifted back off into my lala sleeping beauty land. Thank goodness. I was alive. Ha ha.

So to test my craziness, I asked my co-workers today, who live in the same area, what they thought of this "mild" thunder and lightening storm. One of my hard core girlfriends said that she woke up crying too! Yay, some relief here. Then I asked our Editor In Chief what she thought, and she thought that we were under attack as well and that it was the loudest storm she had ever heard. A second witness to my insanity. I felt better because when I called my boyfriend and family they said, "Why were you afraid of a thunder storm?" Hello!? This is why.

Needless to say, I really counted my blessings last night. When you feel like you are faced with death, okay, a bit dramatic I know, how do you feel? Have you ever been in a situation of pure terror? A moment when maybe you thought you might not make it? A moment when you were totally confused and not sure what would the outcome would be? Let's just say these moments are not pleasant, but they teach me a valuable lesson - life throws curve balls. Yeah, nasty scary ones. But that can be a good thing. It shakes you up a bit and reminds you to breath and be thankful. Can we just say, catch thunder?

15 comments :

  1. completely understand where you are coming from. i felt about the same when where i am from had an "inland hurricane" in may. glad that it was just a thunderstorm!

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  2. Too cute hon. I would have been more than happy to comfort you until the storm was over dear :-D. Seriously though the storm hit here tonight and the sky was totally lit up. However I had to go out in the storm and soak it all in because the crazier the storm the more I am fascinated by it. Some day I am going to chase Tornadoes!

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  3. Hey, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such sweet comments on my blog! :)
    I know what you mean about this thunderstorm, I have experienced this kind of thunder before, I was doggy-sitting at the time, and the dog and I were trembling together! So you are not alone!

    I think your blog is sweet, oh and I love the sound of chocolate covered gummi bears...I've had chocolate covered snakes, so I imagined gummi bears would be just as tasty!

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  4. Hey, im a random! Just popped by your site, its really nice :D Yup, ive been through the same! Thunder as well! But the most scariest was an earthquake. We live in a tall apartment, and i was on my bed when all of a sudden it strted shaking real bad! My door was opening and closing, and my lights were swaying like mad! It was all too quick! I ran to mum and literally thought something was wrong with our building and it was going to fall! turned out it was an earthquake lol. i cried so bad and couldnt sleep for a month! it really makes you see life differently, it kinda snaps you into reality.

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  5. Hi!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments! I am glad you enjoyed my posts. :)

    Great blog you have. I also checked out your Etsy shop - love your vintage themed cards. Your passion for photography shows ... you have talent in this area. :)

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  6. LOL! i would have been terrified ;)

    the only time i've ever been afraid. like truly this is what i would do in a horror film was when i went to a fairground house of horrors. At one pt they locked us in a room and guy jumped out with a chain saw. I left all my family once the door opened and bolted through the maze of scary stuff for the exit crying my eyes out!!

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  7. i know EXACTLY how you feel!!!! i wrote a post about a month ago its called dear nature.. hmm let me find the link.. http://myteacupsinpeony.blogspot.com/2009_05_03_archive.html

    its there somwhere.. but i was sleeping and i literally thought we were being bombed. as in a ran into the bathroom to take cover. it scared the bejesus out of me!! i was shaking for about an hour afterwards. so yes, ive thought i was on the verge of death before!! stupid mother nature.

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  8. I've experienced violent thunder storms such as this, sounds as though the heavens are outraged or something. Even the dog was terrified.

    Also I want to say my first time happening upon your blog and I am captivated with what you wrote about yourself in profile.

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  9. Thanks so much for the very first comment I got since I joined SITS. Anyway! I'm loving it here, I love your posts and your ETSY art (I wish I can make some one day too)!!! And yes, I'm afraid of thunder too... but earthquakes rank first on my list!

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  10. Thunderstorms don't really bother me here in Alabama it's the ones with Tornadoes that bother me. lol

    Hey I hopped over from SITS to say Welcome to the community!!

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  11. the weather was totally crazy last night!!!

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  12. I would have woke up scared too. If I'm jolted from sleep like that it always terrifies me and when I get scared I tend to cry. It's wonderful you found a bright side!

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  13. We had some scary storms down here earlier today....so I took nap, but I understand where you're coming from. There has been some storms down here that have freaked me out! They're scary! :) Nice to meet you! Have a great day.

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  14. My little one is TERRIFIED of thunder. We have had some storms pass through this past week.

    Coming over from SITS to say hello and WELCOME!

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  15. I have a love/hate relationship with storms. I can't explain it.

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