They say that actions speak louder than words.
Yesterday morning, after making our breakfast, Doug starting laying out pieces of bread on the counter. George pulled a chair up next to his dad and they began to make sandwiches.
Friday afternoon, a series of tornadoes hit the mid-west. We spent over an hour in our dirt floor cellar. A cellar that I have never been happier to have. I had a basket filled with blankets, flash lights, candles and snacks. We sat in beach chairs and I silently prayed. I prayed that my family would be safe. I prayed that other families would be safe. I prayed that our little boys would not have to experience a tornado at the little age of four. Watching the radar on our phones and sending texts to others, we decided to come back up. We were lucky. The storm did not hit our house. It did hit within miles of our home.
Doug decided to not just talk about the devastation, but to show our little boys how you react to devastation. They loaded up bags with peanut butter sandwiches, bananas, apples, water and headed out to find volunteers working to clean up. I loaded up a big box of clothes, because as a mom I can’t imagine my children being cold and without warm clean clothes.
We can only teach our children by the actions we show them. I choose to teach them love!
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Please click on the photo above to read more about the aftermath of the tornadoes.