What I learned yesterday, as we braced for and thankfully escaped a tsunami…
♥ I learned that my husband is our super hero – short of ripping off his shirt and showing an “S” on his chest, he jumped to action at 2 a.m. in the morning, got us all of our supplies and made a plan for us to evacuate.
♥ I learned that my children are so very brave…even with sirens ringing that resembled that of a bomb warning, they looked to us for guidance and trusted that we would keep them safe. And we did.
♥ I learned that social media is truly a community…the folks on twitter, facebook and through my blog were so thoughtful with prayers and emails making sure I was ok. I received emails from readers of my blog that have never commented but they did take the time yesterday to let me know that they are readers and were thinking and praying for us. Thank you!
♥ I learned that Hawaii and the people who live and visit here are awesome. It was miraculous how everyone evacuated safely. Stood in long lines in grocery stores and gas stations all with smiles and waves for each other.
♥ I learned that the mere threat of a natural disaster makes us all so thankful for everything. I had to work last night and the managers started our night with everyone going around in a circle saying what we were thankful for. This was all very very real for all of us.
♥ I learned I am truly blessed. I feel so very blessed to have a family (both my immediate family and my family back on the mainland) that came together so strong during a rather stressful time. I feel so blessed for the wonderful community that I am part of, both online and in Hawaii. And I feel so blessed that we were fortunate to learn the valuable lesson of how to handle a natural disaster all without a natural disaster happening. (that’s pretty rare)
A huge thank you to those that emailed me, sent me texts, tweeted with me and called me. The prayers and good thoughts worked! Phew!