Lessons from a Lightning Strike

Eighteen days ago, I was struck by lightning.

Not directly, of course—I’m not dead, or even injured. But it was an intense experience, and it truly terrified me, so I want to write about it.

I knew the storm was coming. It was going to be a big one—Texas springs are famous for huge thunderstorms. Sam had to be across town for a teachers meeting for his school. On the drive home, the sun began to set, and we watched the thunderheads build up behind the Dallas skyline. We marveled at the contrast between the lights of downtown and the lightning flickering in the distance. Continue reading

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