It's Day 20 of the Blog Every Day in May Challenge and the topic is: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.
Earlier today I still had to finish yesterday's post and I had actual work to do, then I went to the doctor because I'm certain I have a sinus infection and Sweet Brown ain't got no time for that, especially when I'm leaving for Europe in 18 days. I was putting off writing this post because I feel like during this challenge I've already talked about a few things I'm struggling with. So I was probably going to write something dumb like how my head feels like it's going to explode due to sinus pressure and I have this nasty shoulder thing going on so every time I sneeze or cough the pain is horrible. And really, that would be lame of me.
Oh, how I wish I could have written that lame post.
The devastation in Oklahoma is heartbreaking and mind-blowing. I can't even wrap my head around it. This isn't something we can blame on a mentally ill individual or guns or terrorists. This is nature at its worst. I'm hearing that people had, at most, 12 minutes to get to safety. But where would that be?
I've been watching some of the coverage but as a distraction I turned to The Voice. They're broadcasting live and of course have sent their thoughts and prayers to all those affected. The first singer tonight was Holly Tucker. She's on Blake Shelton's team (and Blake is from Oklahoma). Her song, which was chosen well before today's tragedy, was "How Great Thou Art" and frankly, it was inspirational and powerful and so appropriate. With any luck you'll be able to see it on You Tube soon but it will definitely be available on iTunes. I recommend checking it out.
And if you're inclined to pray, please pray for those in the paths of the storms and that the death toll might stop rising.