the calm after the storm…

It’s 8:23 p.m. and all is quiet… all are at rest… all is well.  It’s the calm after the storm.

A small thunderstorm moved through our area early this afternoon.  Before the storm, the heat index was about 104 degrees…. after the storm, the temp was 75 degrees.  In about 30 minutes, the temperature dropped about 30 degrees.  

Amazingly, not only was there a storm brewing outside… we had a small t-storm brew inside as well.  And, after a little lightening and a little thunder, the inside temperature has dropped 30 degrees or so and all is well and all is calm again.

I wish there were a way to help my children understand that God created their bodies to need rest.  For whatever reason, they just don’t get it.  We’ve been running hard and fast for weeks and in particular, this last week.  Late, late nights and early mornings.  All day on the go and begging to stay up late for yet another night of fun with friends.  Hot daily temperatures make for hot tempers.  And as tempers heat up, storms brew.

My kids also don’t seem to understand that it doesn’t matter how old you are, you still need rest or you might just explode into a 13 year old t-storm that melts into a 13 year old puddle.  

And, after that puddle falls asleep… the calm after the storm.

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