Jun 4, 2009
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?