Just don’t

After the wedding yesterday we spent the evening looking for wildlife (we saw 3 bears and 1 elk), watching stars (saw two falling and 1 flash) and overall enjoying the views and company- until I made an inappropriate comment.

Me: You know what make this evening perfect- if we had some lightning. Come on Lord, show me you love and let’s see some lightning!

Dirk: Thou shall not tempt thy Lord thy God.

This all happened before I posted last night and before we settled down into our tent. Note that we are settled over plywood and because of this we didn’t staked it down.

We went to bed about 10:30 and I was about to fall asleep around midnight when a very large thunderstorm moved. I could see the lightning all around us at first it was cool then it started to get closer. Then the wind and rain hit! The wind collapsed our tent on top of us and tried to lift us off the boards! I had to grab the pole and hold it down hoping that the rain fly would stay attached. We struggled for a half hour like that- lightning, thunder, wind and rain beating all around us.

After things settled down a bit I checked the weather for what was to come and lightning strikes. These are all hits within a mile off us.

We only had enough time to check and re-situated before the next barrage hit.

After that Dirk reminded and rebuke me for my earlier comment.

Me: Lord I recognize your love and appreciation it. I have enough now, you can share with others.

Well the lightning dimensioned after that but we still had to deal with thunderstorms till 3am.

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