Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How To Prepare For A Major Storm...

You can fill your car with gas.

You can stock your refrigerator with food.

You can make sure you have shovels and salt.

You can stock up on books or movies or games.

You can take control by doing things to prepare.

But there are some storms you can't prepare for - no matter how hard you try.

The death of a child is one of those storms.

And then, you're left with a choice...

Should you let the storm bury you alongside them?  Should you decide to run away to a new place that looks "storm free?"  Should you stay locked inside as a way to shield yourself from the unpredictable sky?

You can never prepare yourself for the storms that the universe sends your way.  But in the end, the clean up is more important than the preparation.  How you handle the clean up after a major storm can change the course of the rest of your life.

And the beautiful thing is... it's never too late to decide to clean up.

That's what's on my mind tonight as we await yet another major snowstorm.  

We're as prepared as we're going to be... and at peace.



7 comments:

  1. WOW!!! So beautifully said. I love you & your family.

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  2. Endlessly inspired by you Kate. Simply said, you are my hero.

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  3. Kate - beautiful post. And much needed words in my life. Thank you for sharing them. Life's storms (no matter what they are) can throw us for a loop. And I feel I have been in a very bad loop for a long while. I need to do a good "cleaning up" after the storms I've weathered. Thank you for that reminder. Blessings. <3

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  4. Beautiful metaphor...thanks for sharing it and for your honesty always.

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  5. "But in the end the clean up is more important than the preparation"-Kate Leong.....Kate, I'm gonna love your quote and remember it the rest of my life ...your blogs have been beautiful lately, bringing both tears to my eyes and huge smiles on my face..Thank you for sharing and continuing to be my inspiration, and to be honest, at times, my rock!! Love you!!!

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