It rained for hours today. I expect we are seeing the tail end of the tornado that has been playing heavy on all our minds.
Audrey chose to sleep through it. I decided to tidy up and do a bit of cleaning.
I always throw in a bit of playing with dishes, too.
It poured and left us with little daylight.
I couldn't shake off the feeling of sadness for the tornado victims. If they had been spared losing their life or a loved-one, including their pets, many did lose their homes.
As I tidied up and dusted the furniture I thought of all the homes that have been destroyed.
People losing everything.
All these 'things' we surround ourselves with are just that; things. But, they make our house a home and every piece has lovingly been chosen by us for some reason or another to be there.
But it is all replaceable, isn't it?
I can maybe count on one hand the 'things' that would break my heart to lose.
You know...we all have them.
A hand-me-down from a loved one who has passed on. A treasured heirloom, our photographs or letters from the past.
So, that's what I thought of as I tidied up today. I couldn't think anymore of the children lost in this tragedy. It was making me physically ill. I put my mind on the destruction of the homes and all their treasures.
It just felt easier to endure.