Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lessons of Writing Good Things--Too Soon!


I actually knew better--but, don't believe in fate so know better about that too... I knew as I wrote the last blog here that my optimism is usually the calm before the storm!


This time it was a fact and it was a Storm that rocked our boat. Not our boat but our town and where there are no tornado's ordinarily there was one that touched our town... This picture is what I saw as not too far away it struck and ripped apart enough that families living in Washington State will remember that day for a long time. Seeing a tornado in the same distance as a volcano was an event I will not soon forget.
The children were at school which was put in lock down as soon as we were able to figure out what was actually happening. It was frightening for the children as in our neck of the woods Tornado's are not something we plan for... Even I had difficulty responding without panic, as I know what to do for fire, earthquake, volcano and even recall my little girl days and what to do if someone pushed the button and there was a Nuclear drill... But, Tornado--No!
My beautiful daughter did very well under the circumstances. However, during the lock down she was teased and harassed by several boys. It has been two weeks now and she is still off balance. We are not please at how her school has handled things. The gory details are well written about on my forum: http://adoptiveparentsnetwork.com/main/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=79&topic=1649.0
So, today I am just regrouping. It has been two-weeks since the tornado and hopefully soon I will have those happy words to write again!

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